last night’s shuffle soufflé . . .

The TV Made Me Do It – Moon Walker
You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen
Kill Your Mama – Alicia Keys
Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage
The Caravan Moves On – Charles Lloyd
Bark Like A God – Sloppy Jane
Assassin – Bill Laswell
Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
I Was Dancing In A Lesbian Bar – Jonathan Richman
Monkey in a Silo – Jim White
Suite No. 1 In C – Bach
Breaking Point – The Specials
No Bammer Weed – Snoop Dogg
Necessary Evil – Debbie Harry
Female Jesus – Johnny Dowd
Little Liars – Ida Mae
Ninety Miles An Hour Down A Dead-End Street – Hank Snow
Money Jungle – Duke Ellington, Mingus, Max Roach

From what I read, the session for the Money Jungle album — 1963, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Max Roach — was tense. Per one version, part way through, Mingus packed up his bass and left, disgusted by Ellington’s selfishness, with Ellington chasing him down the street trying to talk him out of leaving. The tension’s evident in the title cut, making the song even better.

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