Monday, March 16, 2015, 7pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
In 1962, Duke Ellington recorded a trio date with bassist Charlie Mingus and drummer Max Roach that is today considered one of the pivotal jazz recordings of the 1960s. Money Jungle, the 1963 album that emerged from the session, was—among other things—a commentary on the perennial tug-of-war between art and commerce. In some ways, the album’s 11 tracks were intended as a sort of counterbalance to the capitalist bent of the Mad Men generation.
Fifty years later, this precarious balance in the world of jazz—or in any art form, for that matter—hasn’t changed much. Enter GRAMMY® Award-winning drummer, composer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington, who enlists the aid of two high-profile collaborators—keyboardist Gerald Clayton and bassist Christian McBride—to pay tribute to Duke, his trio and his creative vision with a cover of this historic recording.
Schomburg Society Members – $25
Non-Membersm – $30
Doors will open 30 minutes before show-time.