Article number: PWR27209
The complete original 1959 classic album Festival
Session, on which Duke Ellington introduces new
long compositions for his orchestra that he had
been preparing during the previous months. This is evidenced by the two extended live versions
of “Copout Extension” and “Idiom ’59”. Two of the album’s best pieces, they were recorded at Newport two months before the studio session and are presented here as bonus tracks. Includes 12-page booklet
*****DOWN BEAT original review: FESTIVAL SESSION “What a wonderfully powerful yet subtle instrument is the Ellington band. In this release, it kicks its way through part of the 1959 summer’s festival material. The moods range from thundering jubilation through pixyish humor and satire to quiet reflection. By all means, listen to this.” (Don De Michael)
1. PERDIDO / 4:36 2. COPOUT EXTENSION / 8:19 3. DUEL FUEL –Part I / 2:45 4. DUEL FUEL –Part II / 1:43 5. DUEL FUEL –Part III / 6:17 6. IDIOM ’59 –Part I [Vapor] / 2:02 7. IDIOM ’59 –Part II / 4:36 8. IDIOM ’59 –Part III / 7:06 9. THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE / 3:00 10. LAUNCHING PAD / 7:37 11. V.I.P.’S BOOGIE / 2:57 12. JAM WITH SAM / 3:17 13. IDIOM ’59 [Live version] / 14:26* 14. COPOUT EXTENSION [Live version] / 10:05* TOTAL TIME: 78:53
DUKE ELLINGTON & His Orchestra
Cat Anderson, Harold "Shorty" Baker, Fats Ford, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp), Ray Nance (tp, vln, vcl), Quentin Jackson (tb, bass on 3-5 only), Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Russell Procope (cl, as), Johnny Hodges (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bar, cl, b-cl), Duke Ellington (p), Joe Benjamin (b on 6 only), Jimmy Woode (b on 1-2 & 7-12), Sam Woodyard, Jimmy Johnson (d).
New York, September 8, 1959.
*BONUS TRACKS (13-14):
Same personnel (Jimmy Woode on bass). Live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island,
July 4, 1959.