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Basie At Birdland

LP (Item 48999) Roulette, 1961 — Condition: Near Mint-
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A killer set from Count Basie – recorded during the height of his years at Roulette! The back cover of the record proclaims that "Basie Is Back Home" – clearly a bit by Birdland to lay claim to being the Count's home address, which is a bit of a challenge to his KC roots! Whatever the backstory, though, the set's a nice one – swinging hard in that completely tight 60s mode, with a great lineup that includes Frank Foster, Freddie Green, Thad Jones, and Bennie Powell. Tracks include "Good Time Blues", "Segue In C", "Little Pony", "Discommotion", and "Whirly Bird", which has a vocal by Jon Hendricks! (Emus pressing. Cover has light aging along the opening.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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