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.

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Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (Mono)
1
5:45
 
Cryin' Blues (Mono)
2
5:03
 
Moanin' (Mono)
3
7:58
 
Tensions (Mono)
4
6:31
 
My Jelly Roll Soul (Mono)
5
6:51
 
E's Flat Ah's Flat Too (Mono)
6
6:43
 

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