Blues & Roots is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded in 1959 and released on the Atlantic label in 1960. It is considered one of Mingus's most important albums, and one of the greatest jazz albums of all time.
The album features a lineup of some of Mingus's most frequent collaborators, including John Handy and Jackie McLean on alto saxophone, Booker Ervin on tenor saxophone, Pepper Adams on baritone saxophone, Jimmy Knepper and Willie Dennis on trombones, Horace Parlan on piano, and Dannie Richmond on drums.
The music on Blues & Roots is a fusion of hard bop, avant-garde jazz, and post-bop. The album is notable for its strong blues feeling, its driving rhythms, and its complex arrangements.
Blues & Roots is a classic album that showcases Mingus's compositional skills, his arranging skills, and his ability to bring out the best in his musicians. The album is a must-have for any jazz fan.
|Original Release: 1960.|
|Catalog No: DOL701HB.|
|Size: 12" Single Vinyl Record.|