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Blues Roots (1959)

Artist: Charlie Mingus
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Format: CD
Sku: 210914947
UPC: 081227361723
UPC 14: 00081227361723
Release Date: 3/30/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting ~ Charles Mingus
2. Cryin' Blues ~ Charles Mingus
3. Moanin' ~ Charles Mingus
4. Tensions ~ Charles Mingus
5. My Jelly Roll Soul ~ Charles Mingus
6. E's Flat Ah's Flat Too ~ Charles Mingus
7. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting - (alternate take) ~ Charles Mingus
8. Tensions - (alternate take) ~ Charles Mingus
9. My Jelly Roll Soul - (alternate take) ~ Charles Mingus
10. E's Flat Ah's Flat Too - (alternate take) ~ Charles Mingus
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The 1998 reissue of BLUES & ROOTS contains all the original tracks and liner notes, plus additional tracks and rare photos.
Muze PNote Personnel: Charles Mingus (bass); Jackie McLean, John Handy (alto saxophone); Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis (trombone); Horace Parlan, Mal Waldron (piano); Dannie Richmond (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York, New York on February 4, 1959. Originally released on Atlantic (1305). Includes liner notes by Charles Mingus.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote Personnel: John Hardy, Jackie McLean (alto saxophone); Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis (trombone); Horace Parlan (piano); Dannie Richmond (drums).
Muze PNote Recording information: Atlantic Studios, New York, NY (02/04/1959).
Muze PNote Mingus goes to church. A thrilling album of blues and spirituals Mingus style. This 1959 Atlantic recording certainly ranks among his very best. Memorable performances of some of the bassist's most soulful tunes such as "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" and "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too." Mingus is joined by an exuberant ensemble including a stellar saxophone section of Jackie McLean, John Handy, Booker Ervin, and Pepper Adams.

Engineer: Tom Dowd

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Jackie McLean
Muze Guest Artist Booker Ervin
Muze Guest Artist Pepper Adams
Muze Guest Artist Dannie Richmond
Muze Guest Artist Horace Parlan
Muze Guest Artist Mal Waldron

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Blakey, Art
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Coltrane, John
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Money Jungle [Expanded] [Remaster] ~ Ellington Edward Kennedy
Money Jungle [Expanded] [Remaster] ~ Ellington, Duke
Evans, Gil
Jazz at Massey Hall ~ Gillespie, Dizzy
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Ultimate Doubles ~ Gillespie, Dizzy
Hampton, Lionel
Hughes, Langston
Jazz Workshop All Stars
Jones, Quincy
Metropole Orchestra
Mitchell, Joni
Newport Rebels
Norvo, Red
Move! ~ Norvo, Red
Jazz at Massey Hall ~ Parker, Charlie (Sax)
Jazz at Massey Hall [Remastered] ~ Parker, Charlie (Sax)
Rava, Enrico
Richmond, Dannie

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/23/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1959
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 8122736172
Music Label Name Label : Warner Jazz (UK)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00081227361723

Professional Reviews

Q (7/93, p.110)
- 4 Stars - Excellent - "...at his best he could drive his fellow musicians onwards and upwards with big bass playing and hoarse exhortations. BLUES & ROOTS contains six servings of this brilliance..."

Down Beat (1960)
- 4 Stars - Very Good - "...vital and important music...[Mingus] is outstanding in his solo work...this is something worth careful and thorough listening..."

Record Collector (magazine)
(p.96)
- 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] classic 1957 set showcasing Mingus' compositional genius as well as his unerring ability at getting the best from his sidemen."

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