Blues & Roots CD (1992)

Artist: Charles Mingus

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Product Overview


Label Wea/atlantic
SKU 60076354
UPC 075678133626
UPC 14 00075678133626
Format CD
Release Date 3/10/1992
Author Charles Mingus
Associated Artist/Work ]
Associated Artist/Work Baker, Chet (Trumpet/Vocals/Com
Associated Artist/Work Beckett, Harry
Associated Artist/Work Blakey, Art
Associated Artist/Work Bley, Paul
Associated Artist/Work Booker, Ervin
Associated Artist/Work Brecker, Randy
Associated Artist/Work Coltrane, John
Associated Artist/Work Dolphy, Eric
Associated Artist/Work Ellington Edward Kennedy
Associated Artist/Work Ellington, Duke
Associated Artist/Work Evans, Gil
Associated Artist/Work Gillespie, Dizzy
Associated Artist/Work Hampton, Lionel
Associated Artist/Work Hughes, Langston
Associated Artist/Work Jazz Workshop All Stars
Associated Artist/Work Jones, Quincy
Associated Artist/Work Metropole Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Mingus Dynasty
Associated Artist/Work Mingus, Charlie
Associated Artist/Work Minguss
Associated Artist/Work Mitchell, Joni
Associated Artist/Work Newport Rebels
Associated Artist/Work Norvo, Red
Associated Artist/Work Parker, Charlie (Sax)
Associated Artist/Work Rava, Enrico
Associated Artist/Work Richmond, Dannie
Artist Influence Barry Harris (Piano)
Artist Influence Charles Mingus
Artist Influence Chuck Berry
Artist Influence Coleman Hawkins
Artist Influence Don Byas
Artist Influence Gerry Mulligan
Artist Influence Harry Carney
Artist Influence Wardell Gray
Artist Contemporary Cannonball Adderley
Artist Contemporary Cecil Payne
Artist Contemporary Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer)
Artist Contemporary Donald Byrd
Artist Contemporary Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (Tenor)
Artist Contemporary Elvin Jones
Artist Contemporary Gerry Mulligan
Artist Contemporary Ike Quebec
Artist Contemporary Jackie McLean
Artist Contemporary Johnny Griffin
Artist Contemporary Kenny Dorham
Artist Contemporary Lars Gullin
Artist Contemporary Lee Morgan
Artist Contemporary Leo Parker
Artist Contemporary Nick Brignola
Artist Contemporary Ronnie Cuber
Artist Contemporary Sahib Shihab
Artist Contemporary Serge Chaloff
Artist Contemporary Sonny Stitt
Artist Contemporary Thad Jones
Artist Follower Gary Smulyan
Artist Follower Ronnie Cuber
Artist Follower Scott Robinson (Sax/Flute/Clarinet)
Technical Info
Engineer Tom Dowd
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun
CatalogID 7567813362
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 06/15/1987
Original Release 1959
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 38m : 25s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678133626
Musical Guests
Jackie McLean
Booker Ervin
Pepper Adams
Dannie Richmond
Horace Parlan
Mal Waldron
Album Notes and Credits
The 1998 reissue of BLUES & ROOTS contains all the original tracks and liner notes, plus additional tracks and rare photos.
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).
Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York, New York on February 4, 1959. Originally released on Atlantic (1305). Includes liner notes by Charles Mingus.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: 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).
Liner Note Author: Charles Mingus.
Recording information: Atlantic Studios, New York, NY (02/04/1959).
Photographer: Lee Friedlander.
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.
Artist Overview
Baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams was one of the most eminent journeymen of 1950s jazz and beyond. Adams was drawn to his chosen instrument by the sound of the great Duke Ellington sideman Harry Carney and bebop tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray. The heavily emphatic approach of another tenor master, Coleman Hawkins, was also a factor in shaping Adams's style. Moving to New York from Detroit, he contributed to a number of important sessions, including Charles Mingus's seminal BLUES AND ROOTS in 1959. Unlike the cool, contrapuntal approach of fellow baritone player Gerry Mulligan, Adams's pungent sound and robust attack made him an ideally versatile sideman during the hard-bop era. He died from lung cancer in 1986 at the age of 55.
Professional Reviews
Q (7/93, p.110) - 4 Stars - Excellent - " 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."
Disc 1
1 Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
2 Cryin' Blues
3 Moanin'
4 Tensions
5 My Jelly Roll Soul
6 E's Flat, Ah's Flat Too
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