Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ellington, Mingus and Roach - "Fleurette Africaine"

I love early jazz so much that I find comparatively little time to listen to more 'modern' styles, although I enjoy them too. I'm always grateful when musicians with whom I work bring something special to my attention. Thanks to UK pianist Martin Litton for bringing my attention to this evocative rendition of "Fleurette Africaine", by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach in 1962. Ellington's playing here reminds me of Willie 'The Lion' Smith, but with more introspection.

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