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Live recordings from February 23, 1959 in Stockholm – with the classic lineup that includes Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Marshall Royal, Freddie Green, and Joe Williams. Titles include "Bag A Bones", "Plymouth Rock", "Blues In Frankie's Flat" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Basie plays with a big band, including Illinois Jacquet, Bobby Plater, Marshall Royal, Eric Dixon, and Charles Fowlkes on saxes, Al Aarons, Victor Paz, Gene Goe, Sam Noto, and Ernie Royal on trumpet, Biill Huges, Grover Mitchell, Dick Boone, and Harlen Floyd on trombone, Freddie Green on guitar, ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the most hard-hitting Count Basie albums from the Roulette Records years – and that's saying a lot, given the power of Basie at the time! The set was recorded in Sweden, with a kind of triple-time energy that really has the whole thing burning right from the start – as the group' ... LP, Vinyl record album
The classic Basie Band from 1958 – with Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Wendell Culley, and Snooky Young on trumpet; Benny Powell, Henry Coker, and Al Grey on trombone; Frank Wess on alto and flute; Marshall Royal on alto; Billy Mitchell and Frank Foster on tenor; Charlie Fowlkes on baritone; ... 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
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
A collection of great Verve material – with cuts that include "Tid Bits", "Kansas City Wrinkles", "South Of The Border", "Happy House", "Shanhaied", "Nasty Magnus", and "Michelle". LP, Vinyl record album
Tremendous work from one of the greatest pairings in 50s jazz – the crack later group of Count Basie and the amazing arranging talents of the great Neal Hefti! Hefti later went onto greater fame as a 60s soundtrack composer, but back in the day him and Basie were an incredible team together ... LP, Vinyl record album
The title's not a hokey TV reference or anything like that – but a strong reminder that the Count Basie group was still very much in their prime during the 1970s, thanks especially to the recording talents that the Pablo label brought to records like this! Most of the work here was arranged ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great late work from Hawk – recorded near the end of his life, with a soulful quartet that included Barry Harris on piano and Bob Cranshaw on bass. The tracks are all fairly standard – like "Sugar", "The Man I Love", "Time On My Hands", and "The One I ... LP, Vinyl record album
5 hard to get numbers by alto genius Criss from an obscure 1951 date at the Shrine Auditorium – with a slightly largeish group that includes Bennie Green, Joe Newman, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, and Kenny Clarke. Nice lengthy takes in this lost set of include "Intermission Riff", "How ... LP, Vinyl record album