The Outer View

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The Outer View
The Outer View.jpg
Studio album by George Russell
Released 1962 (1962)
Recorded August 27, 1962
Genre Jazz
Length 50:58
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
George Russell chronology
The Stratus Seekers
(1961)The Stratus Seekers1961
The Outer View
George Russell Sextet at Beethoven Hall
(1965)George Russell Sextet at Beethoven Hall1965
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Outer View is an album by George Russell originally released on Riverside in 1962. The album contains performances by Russell with Garnett Brown, Paul Plummer, Don Ellis, Steve Swallow and Joe Hunt and features the recording debut of vocalist Sheila Jordan on one track. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states that "Composer George Russell's early-'60s Riverside recordings are among his most accessible. For this set Russell and his very impressive sextet are challenged by the complex material".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by George Russell except as indicated
  1. "Au Privave" (Charlie Parker) - 6:21
  2. "Zig-Zag" (Carla Bley) - 4:03
  3. "The Outer View" - 10:03
  4. "The Outer View" [alternate take] - 9:26 Bonus track on CD reissue
  5. "You Are My Sunshine" (Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell) - 11:51
  6. "D.C. Divertimento" - 9:14
  • Recorded August 27, 1962 in NYC



  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott (2011). "The Outer View - George Russell | AllMusic". Retrieved 18 July 2011.