Album review of “Festival Session” by Duke Ellington, originally released in 1959.
For fans of experimental jazz, Ornette Coleman’s “Tomorrow Is the Question!” is the perfect place to start.
Blossom Dearie sings like a teacher’s pet. You’d expect the grade for “Once Upon a Summertime” to be a little higher.
“Chuck Berry Is on Top” plays like a greatest hits compilation. Nevertheless, it’s still a classic of early rock & roll.