Duke EllingtonCharlie Mingus*Max RoachMoney Jungle

Label:Blue Note – B0031461-01, United Artists Jazz – B0031461-01, United Artists Jazz – UAJS 15017
Series:Blue Note Tone Poet Series
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g, Gatefold


A1Money Jungle5:25
A2Le Fleurs Africaines (African Flower)3:32
A3Very Special4:25
A4Warm Valley3:30
B1Wig Wise3:20

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Issued in tip-on gatefold jacket.

Blue Note Tone Poet Series hype sticker reads: 'Mastered from the original analog tapes, reissue supervised by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray at Coherent Audio, manufactured at Record Technology Inc. on 180 gram vinyl'

Recorded: New York City, Sept. 17, 1962.

A Blue Note Records release; originally released in 1963 by United Artists Jazz © 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 602508470691
  • Barcode (Text): 6 02508 47069 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): UAJS 15017 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): UAJS 15017 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): B0031461-01 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): B0031461-01 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): B0031461-01-A KPG@CA w/JH 34440.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): B0031461-01-B KPG &JH@CA 34440.2(3)...

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  • sdede2's avatar
    My copy sounds great. Flat and quiet. Not going to comment on the music as I'm no expert like so many others. I love listening to this record.
    • deepthawt42's avatar
      My copy sounds great and was well pressed & flat. I really enjoyed this performance as you can hear some of the anger that was going on while this was recorded. I'm not sure you will find this album sounding better than this. Personally, I would recommend this.
      • filthnoise's avatar
        Musically, one of my favorite Tone Poets, which is unfortunate because it may be the most sonically inferior of the series. Regardless, worth having and playing often, IMO.
        • eld.umd's avatar
          Awful, it might be the worst sounding Tone Poet
          The piano is totally distorted
          Stay away
          • zackswax's avatar
            I think this recording just genuinely sounds atrocious. There’s not much you can do if the original recording is ass.

            However, this TP brings the most out of it that it possibly can. Worth getting if you need a clean copy of this album, but be warned - it inherently sounds like dick.
            • arhythmt's avatar
              This is a strange album, partly because the piano sounds incredibly distorted most of the time. The songs themselves aren't terribly cohesive either; it's a fun trio and there's a lot going on, but it sounds like three supremely talented people playing without hearing one another. Just my naive take.
              • Iggy98's avatar
                My first copy, bought back in 2020 had terrible distortion pops throught all of side B. Returned that one. Just got a second one, bought second-hand and this one is much better. Drums and bass sound just beautiful; the piano is still distorted but that's from the mastertape. The pressing's fine.
                • wdrhold's avatar
                  Another perfect Tone Poet. No sibilance issues or distortion of any kind on my fairly modest setup. The mastering is wonderful and the recording itself is incredible. I own the whole Tone Poet series, and this one is as fine as any of them.
                  • Hayduke_77's avatar
                    Definitely sibilance issues, which is a problem for the amount of notes that push it. Great playing and music - but not TPs finest.
                    • Hendrik1960's avatar
                      Edited one year ago
                      Expected to become available again end of June 2023. Word.


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