Carnival (Randy Weston album)

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Live album by Randy Weston
Released 1975
Recorded July 5, 1974
Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
Genre Jazz
Length 38:02
Label Freedom
FLP 40148
Producer Alan Bates and Michael Cuscuna
Randy Weston chronology
Informal Solo Piano

Carnival is a live album by American jazz pianist Randy Weston recorded in 1974 at the Montreux Jazz Festival and originally released on the Freedom label in 1975.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars, with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "This is an enjoyable and well-rounded set, easily recommended".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Randy Weston except as indicated

  1. "Carnival" - 12:42
  2. Introduction - 1:00
  3. "Tribute to Duke Ellington" - 7:25
  4. Introduction - 1:00
  5. "Mystery of Love" (Guy Warren) - 17:55



  1. ^ Randy Weston catalog accessed August 17, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic review, accessed August 17, 2012.
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 206. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.