Digital Crate Digging Continues; checking out this hard bop / classic jazz from Duke Ellington • Charlie Mingus • Max Roach – with the track called Money Jungle.
This was recorded at a time when Duke Ellington was frustrated with life / the music industry. He supposedly gave Max
Roach and Mingus "a lead sheet
that just gave the basic melody and harmony", plus a visual image
described by the pianist: one example was, "crawling around on the
streets are serpents who have their heads up; these are agents and
people who have exploited artists. Play that along with the music".
Fast forward to today; we're still living in a money jungle, with people running around trying to survive, exploited by governments and corporations.
Black Friday? Small Business Saturday? Cyber Monday / Cyber Week? man please!! Anyway!! let me get off the pulpit and let the music play!! Check it out!!