Duke Ellington
Money Jungle

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm   

2013 EU repressed on 180g LP -1962 Two masters of swing Mingus and Ellington Plus Max Roach Like the reviewer before me said if you have come this far you already know enough about Jazz to know that this is a real treat. Every jazz fan should own a c...

Label:  Wax Time 
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Release date: 07-01-2013(originally released in 1962)

2013 EU repressed on 180g LP - Two masters of swing Mingus and Ellington Plus Max Roach Like the reviewer before me said if you have come this far you already know enough about Jazz to know that this is a real treat. Every jazz fan should own a copy of this sensational recording session.

Tracks:
A1 Money Jungle 
A2 Fleurette Africaine 
A3 Very Special 
A4 Warm Valley 
A5 Switch Blade 
A6 A Little Max (Parfait)

B1 Wig Wise 
B2 Caravan 
B3 Solitude 
B4 Rem Blues 
B5 Backward Country Boy Blues

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. "Money Jungle" is a thunderous opener, a blues that might be classified somewhere between post-bop and avant-garde. The gem of the date is the fragile, somewhat haunting ballad "Fleurette Africaine," where Mingus' floating bassline and Roach's understated drumming add to the mystique of an Ellington work that has slowly been gathering steam among jazz musicians as a piece worth exploring more often. "Very Special" is a jaunty upbeat blues, while the angular, descending line of "Wig Wise" also proves to be quite catchy. Ellington also revisits "Warm Valley" (a lovely ballad indelibly associated with Johnny Hodges) and an almost meditative "Solitude." Thunderous percussion and wild basslines complement a wilder-than-usual approach to "Caravan." Every jazz fan should own a copy of this sensational recording session.

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: Wax Time
Originally released: 1962
This release: 2013
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