Festival Session

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Festival Session
Festival Session.jpg
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 1959
Recorded September 8, 1959
Genre Jazz
Label Columbia
Duke Ellington chronology
Live at the Blue Note
(1959)
Festival Session
(1959)
Blues in Orbit
(1959)

Festival Session is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Columbia Records label in 1959.[1] The album was rereleased on CD in 2004 with two bonus tracks.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Duke Ellington was constantly composing new material as well as creating new arrangements of vintage works, as heard on this Columbia LP recorded in 1959... Long one of the classic sleepers awaiting discovery in Duke Ellington's considerable discography... Highly recommended".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated

LP Side A

  1. "Perdido" (Juan Tizol) – 4:36
  2. "Copout Extension" – 8:19
  3. "Duael Fuel, Part 1" (Ellington, Clark Terry) – 2:45
  4. "Duael Fuel, Part 2" (Ellington, Terry) – 1:43
  5. "Duael Fuel, Part 3" (Ellington, Terry) – 6:17

LP side B

  1. "Idiom '59, Part 1" – 2:02
  2. "Idiom '59, Part 2" – 4:36
  3. "Idiom '59, Part 3" – 7:06
  4. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" (Mercer Ellington) – 3:00
  5. "Launching Pad" (Ellington, Terry) – 7:37

Bonus tracks on 2004 CD re-issue

  1. "V.I.P.'s Boogie" – 2:57
  2. "Jam With Sam" – 3:17

Recorded at Columbia Records 30th Street Studio, New York on September 8, 1959.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 18, 2010
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed May 18, 2010
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 69. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  • Columbia CS 8200