Recorded on 17th September 1962 at Sound Makers Studios, New York City. Ellington’s one and only Blue Note album (originally released on United Artists Records), and one of only two trio records recorded by the master. A one-off summit meeting between three jazz titans. Featuring Ellington on piano, Charles Mingus on bass and Max Roach on drums. Showcases various classic Ellington compositions (Fleurette Africaine, Wig Wise, Solitude) plus a timeless take on Juan Tizol’s Caravan. Produced by Alan Douglas (John McLaughlin, Jimi Hendrix). Featuring liner notes by legendary impressario / Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein.
Track Listing: A1 Money Jungle A2 Les Fleurs Africaines (African Flower) A3 Very Special A4 Warm Valley B1 Wig Wise B2 Caravan B3 Solitude
Year of Production: 1962
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