Duke Ellington

Money Jungle W/ C. Mingus & M. Roach (90254)

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Money Jungle W/ C. Mingus & M. Roach

Duke Ellington

American Jazz Classics

8436559466523

AJC 156175

90254

JAZZ

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CD 8,26 €

LIMITED SPECIAL 3-PANEL DIGIPACK

THE COMPLETE LP + 7 BONUS TRACKS

5 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

This release presents the complete original album Money Jungle (United Artists UAS 15017), which was the only trio collaboration of Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus and Max Roach. Both youngsters greatly admired Duke. Ellington himself briefl y featured Roach (in 1950) and Mingus (in 1953) in his band, and expressed on multiple occasions his appreciation for Mingus’ compositions. Most of the repertoire here was especially composed for the date, while the only old tunes they recorded were “Warm Valley,” “Caravan,” and “Solitude.” A complete 1953 Ellington trio session has been added as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

  • DUKE ELLINGTON piano
  • CHARLES MINGUS bass
  • MAX ROACH drums

New York, September 17, 1962

BONUS TRACKS

  • (*) From the same session. Not on the original LP
  • (**) DUKE ELLINGTON (p); WENDELL MARSHALL (b); DAVE BLACK (d).
  • New York, December 3, 1953.

TRACKS:

  • 01 Money Jungle
  • 02 Fleurette Africaine
  • 03 Very Special
  • 04 Warm Valley
  • 05 Wig Wise
  • 06 Caravan
  • 07 Solitude
  • 08 Switch Blade
  • 09 A Little Max (Parfait)
  • 10 REM Blues
  • 11 Backward Country Boy Blues
  • 12 Solitude [alt tk]
  • 13 Switch Blade [alt tk]
  • 14 A Little Max (Parfait) [alt tk]
  • 15 REM Blues [alt tk]
  • 16 Kinda Dukish (*)
  • 17 Montevideo (*)
  • 18 December Blue (*)
  • TOTAL TIME: 76:32 Min