George Russell Sextet at Beethoven Hall

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George Russell Sextet at Beethoven Hall
Live album by George Russell
Released 1965
Recorded August 31, 1965
Genre Jazz
Length 73:27
Label MPS
Producer Joachim-Ernst Berendt
George Russell chronology
The Outer View
George Russel Sextet at Beethoven Hall
The Essence of George Russell
Volume II cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

George Russell Sextet at Beethoven Hall (also released as At Beethoven Hall - Complete Recordings) is a 1965 live album by George Russell originally released in two volumes on the MPS label and featuring a performance by Russell with Don Cherry, Bertil Lövgren, Brian Trentham, Ray Pitts, Cameron Brown, and Albert Heath.[2] The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "This intriguing double LP was innovative composer George Russell's first recording after breaking up his young combo of the early '60s... Most unusual is a suite dedicated to Russell's Lydian concept that includes abstract versions of "Bags' Groove," "Confirmation" and "'Round Midnight".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by George Russell except as indicated
  1. "Freein' Up" - 12:50
  2. "Lydia and Her Friends" - 6:59
  3. "Lydia in Bags Groove" (Milt Jackson) - 5:16
  4. "Lydia's Confirmation" (Charlie Parker) - 7:17
  5. "Lydia 'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) - 3:42
  6. "Takin' Lydia Home" - 2:30
  7. "You Are My Sunshine" (Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell) - 10:56
  8. "Oh Jazz, Po Jazz" - 5:36
  9. "Oh Jazz, Po Jazz (continued)" - 5:54
  10. "Volupte" - 12:12
  • Recorded at the Beethoven Hall in Stuttgart, Germany, August 31, 1965.



  1. ^ a b "At Beethoven Hall - George Russell Sextet | AllMusic". 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ George Russell discography accessed 10 November 2009.