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  1. Oct 17,  · With this splendid recording I complete my personal Mingus trilogy. I also think of the time when a whole hullabaloo arose over the question of roots in jazz and how another great composer, Wayne Shorter, resolved the issue by writing "Roots and Herbs"--of course, it was a blues. I have always enjoyed Mingus, and this is no exception/5(44).
  2. In response to critical carping that his ambitious, evocative music somehow didn't swing enough, Charles Mingus returned to the earthiest and earliest sources of black musical expression, namely the blues, gospel, and old-time New Orleans jazz. The resulting LP, Blues and Roots, isn't quite as wildly eclectic as usual, but it ranks as arguably Mingus' most joyously swinging outing/
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  4. Bass virtuoso and composer Charles Mingus cut a singular swath across jazz by simultaneously embracing the traditions of Ellington and bebop, as well as using players like Eric Dolphy, who were part of the emerging avant-garde. One of his most swingin’, soulful, and best, the album draws inspiration from early jazz, gospel, blues, and folk music.
  5. Nov 06,  · Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Charlie Mingus* - Blues & Roots at Discogs. Complete your Charlie Mingus* collection/5().
  6. Jan 25,  · Blues & Roots is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded in and released in It has been reissued on CD, by Atlantic Records and Rhino. Mingus explained the birth of this record in the album's liner notes: This record is unusual—it presents only one part of my musical world, the blues.5/5(6).
  7. Apr 29,  · Never mind being one of, if not Mingus' best album, this is one of THE greatest Jazz albums, I absolutely love it. A fantastic ensemble, great energy, six strong tunes, and fantastically packaged with an iconic cover. It's seriously soulful. I love Mingus' hollering in the background, everyone can feel the blues, yes sir, you've got to get it/5(29).

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