Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus & Max Roach - Money Jungle
Cat. no: 77032
Release Date: 16th July 2021
Classic LP ‘Money Jungle’ from a trio of three of the biggest names in modern jazz: Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach.
Pressed on 180g vinyl + bonus CD digipack included inside, which has 8 extra tracks from the same session but not included on the LP.
“Duke Ellington surprised the jazz world in 1962 with his historic trio session featuring Charles Mingus and Max Roach. Not in a mood to simply rework older compositions, the bulk of the LP focused on music he wrote specifically for the session. Every jazz fan should own a copy of this sensational recording session.” - **** 1/2 Ken Dryden, All Music
“Duke Ellington continues to be a most unpredictable and amazing musician. This album is astonishing - this is Ellington the soloist in some of the fastest company around. I’ve never heard Ellington play as he does on this album; Mingus and Roach, especially Mingus, push him so strongly that one can almost hear Ellington show them who’s the boss - and he dominates both of them, which is no mean accomplishment. Like I said, Duke Ellington is an amazing musician.” - ***** Don DeMicheal, DownBeat
Tracks: Money Jungle / Fleurette Africaine / Very Special / Warm Valley / Switch Blade / A Little Max (Parfait) / Wig Wise / Caravan / Solitude / REM Blues / Backward Country Boy Blues