The Mooche

"The Mooche" is an American jazz song, composed in 1928 by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills.[1] The song is in the so-called "jungle style" and includes the clarinet and muted trumpet typical of Ellington's work.[2] James "Bubber" Miley was among the musicians that recorded the original version of the song.[3] The song is played in C minor.

"The Mooche"
Song
LanguageEnglish
Composer(s)Duke Ellington and Irving Mills

In 1933 Ellington explained that the title referred to 'a certain lazy gait peculiar to some of the folk of Harlem'.[4]

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