Duke Ellington records ‘Money Jungle’ with Charles Mingus and Max Roach (1962)

Duke Ellington’s ‘Money Jungle’ is a studio album recorded with Charles Mingus and Max Roach on September 17, 1962 by United Artists.

Track Listing : 1.Money Jungle (Duke Ellington) – 05:30 . 2.Fleurette Africaine (African Flower) (Duke Ellington) – 03:36 . 3.Very Special (Duke Ellington) – 04:26 . 4.Warm Valley (Duke Ellington) – 03:33 . 5.Wig Wise (Duke Ellington) – 03:21 . 6.Caravan (Juan Tizol, Irving Mills) – 04:13 . 7.Solitude (Duke Ellington, Eddie Delange, Irving Mills) – 05:33

Musicians : Duke Ellington – Piano . Charles Mingus – Double Bass . Max Roach – Drums

Production : Produced By Alan Douglas . Bill Schwartau – Engineer

Package : Frank Gauna – Design And Photography . George Wein – Liner Notes

Recorded On September 17, 1962 At Sound Makers Studios, New York City.

Released In February 1963 By United Artists.


Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
So despite Mingus’s very busy walking linesand Roach’s accents (“A Little Max Parfait”), it often sounds like dinner music (“Rem Blues”). The gorgeous, hushed “Fleurette Africaine (African Flower)” is the one significant exception. […]

All About Jazz
The bassist steps forward later with walking bass along a hiking boot landscapeand then as soloist with tales to tell. The trio converses and shares a common idea of what kind of blade is being switched. […]

finulanu @ RateYourMusic
So that’s it. A masterpiece other than that one dull momentand while it’s not as amazing as some of the live Ellington I’ve heard (you know the one I’m talking about. You know the one), it’s still an essential release for anyone who even vaguely appreciates jazz. […]


Duke Ellington’s ‘Money Jungle’



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