Editors’ Notes 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. True to form, Mingus drives each tune with a muscular sense of swing, fiery solos, and, on occasion, emotive vocal exhortation.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (Mono)
Cryin' Blues (Mono)
My Jelly Roll Soul (Mono)
E's Flat Ah's Flat Too (Mono)
6 Songs, 39 Minutes
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