Courtesy of Blue Note
Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Charles Mingus on the cover of
Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Charles Mingus on the cover of Money Jungle. Courtesy of Blue Note
September means a lot of things to a lot of people: It's a time to reflect on the summer that was. The harvest is afoot. Football is back. The elections are approaching. The kids are out of the house, back in school as part of their mission to become smarter than us in record time.
The change of season offers a chance to look ahead and look back simultaneously. For many, it's an especially productive month: In the world of jazz, September sessions have produced some special recordings, as heard below.