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Blues and Roots

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6 years, 10 months ago at Jan 1 7:45
Alright kool kats. Markjazz here telling you all about this number from the master of relaxer, Charles Mingus. I guarantee that once you hear the first righteous note from Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting you'll be hooked like a bass on the fish'n line of soul! Come'on boys and gals "Clap your hands, clap your hands." This music is bop'n..."Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh." Listen to that sax play brothers. Just lis... read more
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Description: Bassist Charles Mingus was always ready for a good fight. In the liner notes to this disc, Mingus says he wanted to respond to critics who said he didn't swing enough. And reply he did. Mingus gave whoever these absurd quibblers were some of the most ecstatic blues ("Moanin'" and "Cryin Blues"), gospel ("Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting"), and Dixieland ("My Jelly Roll Soul") the jazz world has ever heard. Along with his striking original compositions, the instrumental combination in Mingus's nonet remains unconventional: the frontline included four saxophonists and two trombonists without t ... (more)
Manufacturer: Atlantic / Wea
Release date: 25 October 1990
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0075678133626 UPC: 075678133626
Tags: Jazz (4), 1960 (1), 1960s (1), Mingus (1), Bass (1)
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