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Blues & Roots


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  • Audio CD (Feb. 6 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wea U.k.
  • ASIN: B00006H67I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,979 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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
7. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
8. Tensions
9. My Jelly Roll Soul
10. E's Flat Ah's Flat Too

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By N. Dorward on Jan. 19 2003
Format: Audio CD
While this isn't quite in the front rank of Mingus albums--_Mingus Ah Um_, recorded with a similarly-constituted band for Columbia, is a much more ambitious & wide-ranging album--_Blues & Roots_ is nonetheless a characteristically powerful & tempestuous recording by the bassist. His curious habit of constantly reworking compositions, pet chord progressions, phrases & ideas is strongly evident here--perhaps a little too strongly: "Moanin'" & "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too", in particular, are identically structured musical rounds built up over Pepper Adams' full-tilt baritone riffs. "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" & "My Jelly Roll Soul" are also worth cross-referencing to performances on other Mingus albums of the period.
The ten-strong band on here is superb--Jackie McLean, Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, John Handy, Pepper Adams, Horace Parlam & Mal Waldron..... A special word for Willie Dennis, a tragically short-lived trombonist who never recorded much in his lifetime but was a truly astonishing musician--check out Ronnie Ball's (deleted, but not hard to find) Savoy disc with Dennis & Ted Brown in the front line for a rare extended sample of Dennis's improvisational powers. On _Blues & Roots_, alas, he only gets the briefest of look-ins.
A fine, very enjoyable album: give it a listen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "wednightprayermeeting" on Sept. 14 2000
Format: Audio CD
All of Mingus' music is far above average. A whole lot of it is absolutely ingenious. This disk is on par with the expanse of his greatness.
Intensity and swing are the main jive of this album. Striving less for perfection than momentum, this disk is masterful.
"Moanin'" is a swinging mess of brassy blues, and "Cryin'Blues" is a heartwrencher. "My Jelly Roll Soul," a tribute to Mingus' idol Jelly Roll Morton, alleviates the tension, and replaces it with sure bliss. Child-like.
Out of all of Mingus' music, this is the album I play the most.
Again, masterful.
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By James Haven on Nov. 12 2003
Format: Audio CD
I was pleasantly surprised by this album. I've allways liked Mingus, but sometimes his style of play, while skillfull, is sometimes out of rythem, making it difficult to follow.
This cd floored me, I've had it for about a month now and must've listened to it 20 times.
My co-workers are wishing i'd play something else though! Just can't get enough!
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Technically difficult music that drips with rhythm and soul - The ultimate jazz album? You betcha! Similiar to Ah Um, this record stands the test of 100s of listenings because of its amazing musicianship and beautifully-complex compositions. On every song it seems, you hear one perfect, funky line by one instrument, which is then combined with another completely different melody by another...and another and another, until you have 10 players soloing over each other without stepping on toes. Its a prayer meetin' with brains! The extra tracks are great, but are in mono (good quality mono though). Buy this now!
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O.K. so I'm new to jazz. This album blows me away. On "Moanin'" there is a groove that just won't die. The next track tries with its own but that groove just keeps coming to mind. These two are brilliant, the rest is merely great.
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O.K. so I'm new to jazz. This album blows me away. On "Moanin'" there is a groove that just won't die. The next track tries with its own but that groove just keeps coming to mind. These two are brilliant, the rest is merely great.
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