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The Count and orchestra play arrangements by Bill Homan – with Sonny Cohn, Pete Minger, Bobby Mitchell, John Thomas, and Jack Feierman on trumpets; Al Grey, Curtis Fuller, Bill Hughes, and Mel Wanzo on trombones; Jimmy Forrest, Eric Dixon, Danny Turner, Bobby Plater, and Charlie Fowlkes on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Recorded in NYC on June 30, 1937, with Buck Clayton on lead trumpet, Ed Lewis and Bobby Moore on trumpet, George Hunt and Dan Minor on trombones, Jack Washington on alto and baritone, Herschel Evans and Lester Young on clarinet and tenor, Walter Page on bass, Jo Jones on drums, Freddy Green on ... LP, Vinyl record album
With MF Wanzo, Grover Mitchell, and Bill Hughes on trombones; Gene Goe, Oscar Brashear, W Reed, and Sonny Cohn on trumpets; Charlie Fowlkes on baritone, Marshal Royal and Bobby Plater on alto, Eric Dixon and Eddie Davis on tenor, Freddie Green on guitar, Norman Keenan on bass, and Harold Jones on ... LP, Vinyl record album
A Basie 2-fer! First up is Kanas City Suite – a great little set – despite our initial fears! We'll admit that we're the first ones to shy away from anything that says "Kansas City" in the title – as we expect a lot of hoke – but this album's a surprisingly great ... LP, Vinyl record album
The Basie band is plenty big here – but never too much so to lose their confident swing of earlier years! The Count is still firmly at the helm at the time of this recording – leading and playing keys with that spacious, stepping quality that makes a Basie number of the later years ... LP, Vinyl record album
Count Basie picks his own set of "winners" – tracks pulled from the pop charts, and re-arranged by Billy Byers to give them the true Basie touch – that soaring, syncopated groove that makes the Basie band so great at this stretch in their career! The set features a number of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Featuring Joe Turner on vocals and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson on alto, with Cleveland Eaton on bass, Freddie Green on guitar, Duffy Jackson on drums, Pete Minger, Sonny Cohn, Dale Carley, and David Stahl on trumpets, Michell Wood, Bill Hughes, Dennis Wilson, Grover Mitchell, and Dennis Rowland on ... LP, Vinyl record album
With Freddie Green on guitar and shaker, Cleveland Eaton on bass, Gregg Field and Harold Jones on drums. Orchestra includes Willie Cook and Harry Edison on trumpet, Sonny Cohn, Dale Carley, Frank Szabo, and Bob Summers on trumpet and flugelhorn, Mitchell Wood, Dennis Wilson, Grover Mitchell, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
An explosive moment of greatness from the legendary Art Blakey – a record that takes off immediately, thanks to help from a young lineup that features Bobby Watson on alto, Valery Ponomarev on trumpet, and Dave Schnitter on tenor – three talents who would go onto become jazz legends in ... LP, Vinyl record album
The soulful Hammond of Bill Doggett gets a sweet shift for the 60s – hitting a mod jazz mode that Bill no doubt inspired by his groundbreaking work of the 50s! The groove here is nicely snapping – in a space between soul instrumental work and jazz, with lots of tight guitar from Billy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Incredibly hip big band work from trumpeter Herb Pomeroy – proof that the Boston influence in the 50s was a very good force in modern jazz! The group here is large, but the sound is often quite lean – done with an open focus on the strongest soloists in the group – players who ... LP, Vinyl record album
Post-Atlantic work from Robin Kenyatta – but an album that follows in a very similar mode! This date was done for the Wolf subsidiary of TK Records, but it's got a very hip New York groove – one that's almost even more righteous than some of Robin's earlier work, with some excellent ... LP, Vinyl record album