1. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
2. Cryin' Blues
5. My Jelly Roll Soul
6. E's Flat Ah's Flat Too
Analogue Productions is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the legendary Atlantic Records label with the new 'Atlantic 75' series and has some delicacies in store - such as Charles Mingus' 'Blues & Roots'.
Recorded in 1959, the album is considered Mingus's happiest work, for which he drew inspiration from the gospel, blues and old-time jazz of New Orleans. The result was a swinging, soulful work that showed a hitherto unknown side of Mingus's oeuvre and immediately convinced critics who had accused him of not having enough "swing". Together with a nine-piece ensemble, they have succeeded in recording very complex arrangements with a historical basis and yet a modern touch. This touch is further enhanced by Analogue Productions' reissue as a hybrid stereo SACD, which gives this new version more depth, richness of sound and clarity, especially in the higher frequencies. Mastered by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio.
We recommend the use of "L'Art du Son" CD/DVD conditioner for even more sonic improvement.