Unknown Session

Unknown Session is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1960 but not released on the Columbia label until 1979.[1]

Unknown Session
Studio album by
RecordedJuly 14, 1960
Duke Ellington chronology
Swinging Suites by Edward E. and Edward G.
Unknown Session
Piano in the Foreground


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated "these renditions are quite enjoyable, swing hard and sound fresh. Ellington fans should pick this one up".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]

Track listing

:All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated

  1. "Everything But You" (Ellington, Don George, Harry James) - 3:32
  2. "Black Beauty" - 3:16
  3. "All Too Soon" (Ellington, Carl Sigman) - 3:12
  4. "Something to Live For" (Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 2:45
  5. "Mood Indigo" (Barney Bigard, Ellington, Irving Mills) - 3:48
  6. "Creole Blues [Excerpt from Creole Rhapsody]" - 2:30
  7. "Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care to Know)" (Mack David, Ellington) - 2:57
  8. "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing" (Strayhorn) - 3:12
  9. "Mighty Like the Blues" (Leonard Feather) - 3:19
  10. "Tonight I Shall Sleep (With a Smile on My Face)" (Ellington, Irving Gordon) - 2:42
  11. "Dual Highway" (Ellington, Johnny Hodges) - 2:52
  12. "Blues" - 4:57
  • Recorded at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles on July 14, 1960



  1. A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 28, 2010
  2. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 28, 2010
  3. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 69. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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