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Count Basie88 Basie Street (XRCD pressing) ... CD
Pablo/JVC, 1983. Used ... $24.99
Very fluid later work from Count Basie – a set that has that nice open-ended Pablo Records approach, but which still comes across with that brilliant Basie groove that first emerged most strongly in the 50s! Players are a mix of young and old, and the group includes Grover Mitchell and Booty Wood on trombones, Sonny Cohn and Jim Crawford on trumpets, John Williams on baritone, Eric Dixon on tenor and flute, Kenny Hing on tenor, Chris Woods on alto and flute, Joe Pass on guitar, and Cleveland Eaton on bass. Tracks are on the long side, and titles include "88 Basie Street", "Bluesville", "The Blues Machine", "Contractor's Blues", "Katy", and "Sunday At The Savoy". CD
(Out of print XRCD pressing – comes in a cool hardbound book!)

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✨✧ Count BasieAmericas #1 Band – The Columbia Years (4CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1983. Used 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase and large booklet – both in great shape!)

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Count BasieApril In Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1955. Used ... $1.99
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". Features 6 bonus tracks too! CD
(Verve Master Edition. Please note the digipack case is clean overall but has heavy abrasions on both spines.)

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Count BasieBasie Bash (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
With vocals by Bob Bailey and Jimmy Rushing. Titles inlclude "Avenue C", "Rambo", "Hot Rail Boogie", "Danny Boy", "Wild Bill's Boogie", and "Goodbye Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Count BasieBest Of Basie ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Great work from Basie's Roulette years – a time when the group seemed to be extra snapping and soulful! Players include Frank Foster, Frank Wess, and Billy Mitchell on reeds – plus Snooky Young, Thad Jones, and Joe Newman on trumpets – and Al Grey, Henry Coker, and Benny Powell on trombones! LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a fully split bottom seam.)

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Count BasieBest Of The Count Basie Big Band ... LP
Pablo, 1970s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Featuring sidemen including Al Grey, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Forrest, Sam Nestico, Butch Miles, John Duke, Freddie Green, and Cleveland Eaton – with titles including "Blues For Alfy", "Featherweight", "Katy", "CB Express", "Prime Time", "Mr Softie", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieBrand New Wagon ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1947. Used ... $3.99
Late 40s recordings that have the Basie band getting nice and lean – but still with vocals from Jimmy Rushing, tenor from Buddy Tate and Paul Gonsalves, and trumpet from Harry Sweets Edison! CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieComplete Atomic Basie ... CD
Blue Note/Roulette, 1957. Used ... $3.99
One of THE seminal Basie albums of all time – and a masterful pairing between the Count and arranger Neal Hefti! Hefti has an amazing ear for the Basie groove, and he works here to re-fit the overall sound of the group with a tighter, more fluid approach – one that ensured that they'd be alive and booming well into the 60s. The Hefti touch is one that's slightly lighter than the Basie of before – one that assumes the bump at the bottom, but never overdoes it – and instead almost uses the sound of no sound at all to carry the rhythm – while the horns at the top of the group are vamping around in these majestic charts that break out into fantastically searing solos. Basie's on piano, natch – and other players include Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Henry Coker, Al Grey, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis. Titles are all brilliant Hefti originals – and include "After Supper", "Flight Of The Foo Birds", "Teddy The Toad", "Splanky", "Fantail", and "Lil Darlin". CD features 5 bonus tracks too – including "The Late Late Show", "Sleepwalker's Serenade", and "Silks & Satins". CD
(NOTE: this copy is missing the rear tray card and is priced accordingly. Booklet has light wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie 1939 to 1951 ... CD
Sony (Japan), Late 30s/1940s. Used 2CD ... $19.99
Features 30 tracks including "Gone With The Wind", "Way Back Blues", "Rambo", "9:20 Special", "How Long Blues", "I Left My Baby", "Stay Cool" and "St. Louis Blues". CD
(Out of print, late 80's pressing. Obi is included but is partially torn and has heavy wear.)

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Count BasieCount Basie 1949 – Shoutin' Blues ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1949. Used ... $6.99
Features 17 tracks recorded with his orchestra – including 3 unissued alternate takes – plus 3 more tracks recorded with his sextet. CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieCount Basie The Golden Years Vol 1 – 1937 ... CD
EPM (France), 1937. Used ... $9.99
Featuring Billie Holiday & Jimmy Rushing. CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieCount! ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1952. New Copy ... $19.99
A great little gem from the Count Basie years on Verve – a tight little record that has Basie really reinventing his sound for the 50s – an album that's filled with short, uncomplicated tracks that have a surprisingly easy-going groove! The arrangements are swinging and tight, with that Hefti-styled focus on a core element that really moves the tunes along – delivered by some great solo work from players that include Joe Newman on trumpet, Henry Coker on trombone, and Marshall Royal on alto. Basie has plenty of space to tinkle the ivories in mellow soul lines, too – and tracks include "Sure Thing", "Why Not", "Fawncy Meeting You", "Bootsie", "Bunny", "Cash Box", and "Basie Talks". CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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Count BasieEssential Count Basie Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia, 1939/1940. Used ... $1.99
Essential is right – as the tracks here are all Vocalion and Columbia 78rpm releases – from a time when Lester Young was in the group on tenor, and Buck Clayton on trumpet! CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieHall Of Fame ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $22.99
Excellent work from that wonderful 50s moment when Count Basie was really reinventing his band – stripping things down, getting nice and lean, and putting in this soulful kick to the rhythms that really helped modernize the groove! The set's a mix of arrangements from Ernie Wilkins, and a few more by Neal Hefti – both in that masterful sense of space that helped this Basie band really isolate its key soloists on record – not just the Count's fantastic lines on piano, but also work from Freddie Greene on guitar, Joe Newman and Thad Jones on trumpets, Benny Powell on trombone, Marshall Royal on alto, and both Frank Wess and Frank Foster on tenor and flute! Titles include "Big Red", "Lollypop", "Dolphin Dip", "Low Life", "Slats", "Move", and "Flute Juice". CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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Count BasieI Told You So ... LP
Pablo, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
Orchestra personnel include Jimmy Forrest, Al Grey, Curtis Fuller, John Duke, Butch Miles, Eric Dixion, Fred Green, Bill Hughes, and Pete Minger. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has aged wide tape along the bottom seam and a spot on the spine.)

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Count BasieJivin Joe Jackson/Queer Street ... 78 RPM
Columbia, Early 40s. Very Good ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Count BasieLil Ol Groovemaker Basie! ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99
Count Basie and Quincy Jones were always a mighty mighty combination – and there's no finer proof of that fact than this sweet little set! Quincy had a way of swinging Basie's group even more than Neal Hefti did – really letting the piano step out front, and swinging the larger horn parts in this mode that was extremely soulful, yet never with the hoke that could sometimes mar a Basie set – a style that was very 60s groovy, and which really helped breathe new life into the Count's ensemble! The album's a killer all the way through – and the tunes are all originals – written by Quincy, and arranged especially for the set – great little numbers that include "Nasty Magus", "Dum Dum", "Boody Rumble", "Count Em", "Belly Roll", and "Lil Ol Groovemaker Basie"! CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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✨✧ Count BasieRetrospective Sessions – Dedication Series Vol XI ... LP
Impulse, 1960s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A collection of recordings from 1962 and 1969, with sidemen including Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Freddie Green, Eddie Davis, and Harry Edison. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has a split top seam held with clear tape, ring wear, a promo stamp, and some pen.)

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✨✧ Count BasieVerve Jazz Masters 2 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
16 tracks. CD

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Count BasieVintage Vaults (4CD set) ... CD
Direct Source, Late 30s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $14.99
56 tracks onver 4 CDs. CD
(Out of print.)

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Count Basie & Alan Copeland SingersBasie Swingin, Voices Singin ... LP
ABC, 1966. Very Good ... $1.99
With Freddie Greene on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, Eddie Shaughnessy on drums, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Al Grey and Billy Byers on trombone, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor sax. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has wear, aging, a stained corner, and some notes in marker.)

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✨✧ Count Basie & Joe WilliamsCompact Jazz ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $1.99
Featuring Ella Fitzgerald. CD
(Out of print, two pieces of clear tape covering two slight tears on the booklet.)

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Count Basie & Oscar PetersonCount Basie Meets Oscar Peterson – The Timekeepers (XRCD pressing) ... CD
Pablo/JVC, 1978. Used ... $26.99
Twin pianos, recorded in a very easy-going setting – just the kind of record that will help you discover a whole new side of Count Basie, and fall in love with the work of Oscar Peterson all over again! We really dig these more laidback sides from the Pablo label in the 70s – and although this album's got a rhythm section (unlike some of Peterson's other meetings with contemporary jazz giants), the feel is still largely guided by the main soloists – especially given that Basie's style of vamping seems to pull in rhythm players John Heard on bass and Louis Bellson on drums. Tracks include "Soft Winds", "Rent Party", "Indiana", "Hey Raymond", "After You've Gone", and "That's The One". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tony Bennett & Count BasieStrike Up The Band ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Titles include "Strike Up The Band", "Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans", "Poor Little Rich Girl", "Are You Havin Any Fun", "Anyting Goes", and "With Plenty Of Money". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a split spine, light surface wear, some aging, and a name in pencil.)

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Count Basie OrchestraLegend, The Legacy ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1989. Used ... $5.99
The Basie Orchestra pays tribute to their departed Count – and the groove here is every bit the sort you'd expect from the ensemble at their height! Frank Foster's in the lead with the group at this point, and he's definitely back in the Basie bag, after stretching out soulfully on his own in the 70s – guiding players who include Eric Dixon, Danny Turner, and David Glasser on reeds; Sonny Cohn, Byron Stripling, and Mike Williams on trumpets; Bill Hughes, Mel Wanzo, and Clarence Banks on trombones; and rhythm from Carl Ace Carter on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Duffy Jackson on drums. Carmen Bradford sings a bit, and titles include "Papa Foss", "Bring On The Raindrops", "Katherine The Great", "Whirly Bird", and "The Count Basie Remembrance Suite". CD
(Out of print.)

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Count Basie Orchestra with Frank FosterBasie's Bag ... CD
Telarc, 1992. Used ... $2.99
Recorded live in Detroit. CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD.)

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Milt Jackson & Count BasieBig Band Vol 1 (with bonus track) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1978. Used ... $5.99
A cool meeting of talents – and one that makes for some of the grooviest Count Basie material of the 70s! The vibes of Milt Jackson are a very welcome addition to the Basie groove here – an instrumental sound that didn't always show up in the Count's work, and which brings an extra soulful swing to the proceedings – ringing out with that rich tone that Milt developed in his years away from the MJQ! Horn players include some familiar Basie names, plus Fred Wesley in the trombone line – and titles include "The Comeback", "Lady In Lace", "Lil Darlin", "Good Time Blues", and "Basie". CD features the bonus track "Corner Pocket". CD
(Small cutout notch through spine & some light notes in pencil on the booklet.)

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Oscar Peterson & Count BasieSatch & Josh, Again ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1977. Used ... $4.99
A very unusual twin-piano album – one that features the talents of Oscar Peterson and Count Basie on the keys, with just bass and drums to back them up! The format's one of the most relaxed you'll hear from Pablo Records, and it makes for a really unique look at both players – especially Basie, who's often comping the keys behind a much larger band. The Count definitely brings a rhythmic flow to the record, and Peterson opens up nicely in the setting – and each player handles an electric piano on a track apiece, too. Titles include "Red Wagon", "Roots", "Lil Darlin", "Cherry", "Lady Fitz", and "Lester Leaps In". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra & Count BasieFrank Sinatra & Count Basie – The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings (Sinatra-Basie: An Historical Document/It Might As Well Be Swing) ... CD
Reprise/Universal (UK), 1962/1964. Used ... $8.99
The great pair of albums by Frank Sinatra backed by Count Basie and his incredible orchestra from the early 60s – Sinatra-Basie from '62 and It Might As Well Be Swing from '64 – together in a single set! Sinatra-Basie is the inaugural effort from the 2 leaders and the stellar orchestra – and it's a great one. Sinatra is as charismatic and loose out front as he's ever been on record, and the Basie & his players swing brilliantly with arrangements by Neal Hefti. Titles include "Pennies From Heaven", "Please Be Kind", "My Kind Of Girl", "Learnin' The Blues", "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and more. It Might As Well Be Swing is simply one of Sinatra's greatest records ever – pure genius all the way through! This one features some incredible arrangements by Quincy Jones that really have a jazzy, syncopated kick to them. This picks up on a seminal beat change in 60s pop, the same sort of gentle snapping groove that you'd find in the best work by Bacharach, a shift that really infuses Frank's vocals with a whole new sound, one that shows that he's ready to keep on growing and growing after being stuck in a Nelson Riddle rut. All tracks are superb – hip 60s pop and show tunes, like "I Believe In You", "Fly Me To the Moon", "More", "The Good Life", "Wives & Lovers", and "I Wanna Be Around". CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank Sinatra & Count BasieIt Might As Well Be Swing ... CD
Reprise, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
One of Sinatra's greatest records ever – pure genius all the way through! Frank's backed here by the orchestra of Count Basie, with some incredible arrangements by Quincy Jones that really have a jazzy, syncopated kick to them. The move seems to be an unintentional way of covering for Frank's slightly failing pipes – but it also picks up on a seminal beat change in 60s pop, the same sort of gentle snapping groove that you'd find in the best work by Bacharach, a shift that really infuses Frank's vocals with a whole new sound, one that shows that he's ready to keep on growing and growing after being stuck in a Nelson Riddle rut. All tracks are superb – hip 60s pop and showtunes, like "I Believe In You", "Fly Me To the Moon", "More", "The Good Life", "Wives & Lovers", and "I Wanna Be Around". CD
(Out of print. Disc has a bit of marker.)

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Lester Young with Count BasieLester Amadeus ... CD
Phontastic, Late 30s. Used ... $6.99
Collects late 30's recordings featuring Lester Young and Count Basie – 20 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie In Sweden ... CD
Roulette, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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's driven onward by some bold work on drums from Louis Bellson – who's working here with a lineup that includes Frank Wess and Frank Foster on tenor, Marshall Royal on alto, and Thad Jones on trumpet. There's a slight rawness to the recording – still as clear as other Roulette sessions, but with a bit more "liveness" too – a sense of place that really helps the performances sparkle. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Little Pony", "Plymouth Rock", "Backwater Blues", "Who Me", and "April In Paris". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieChronological Count Basie & His Orchestra 1945 to 1946 ... CD
Classics (France), Mid 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes a number of V-Disc recordings – plus singles for Columbia and Parlophone – with work from Lucky Thompson, Illinois Jacquet, Butty Tate, Harry Edison, and Joe Newman! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCount (2nd cover) ... LP
RCA/Camden, Late 40s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Notable sidemen include Buddy Tate, Jimmy Rushing, Freddie Green, Ronald Washington, and Walter Page. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams.)

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✨✧ Count BasieKing Of Swing (aka Dance Session Vol 1) ... LP
Clef, 1953. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A repackaged version of material from Count Basie's excellent Dance Session albums for Verve – no-nonsense albums that really get at the high-grooving side of the group, and which feature the kind of compelling and catchy tunes that always made them a favorite on the dancefloor! The Count manages to play a bit of organ on the session, in the tone that we really like at the time – and arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel, and Frank Wess – on tracks that include "Straight Life", "Soft Drink", "Cherry Point, "Plymouth Rock", "Slow But Sure", "Two For The Blues", and "Bubbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear and a vintage price sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Count BasieOne O'Clock Jump ... LP
Columbia, 1942/1946/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic collection of material from Count Basie – with some sides from 1942, a few from 1946, and a few great ones from the revival years at the start of the 50s! We love these last ones the best – and titles include classic readings of "Little Pony", "Beaver Junction", "I'm Confessin", and "One O'Clock Jump". 40s material includes "Mutton Leg", "Stay Cool", "Ay Now", and "Ride On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Count BasiePrime Time (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Pablo (Japan), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 and composed by Sam Nestico – the talent who was bringing a really fresh voice to the Basie group while still keeping most of its best elements intact. The track "Bundle O Funk" features some great Fender bass in the grooves, and is arguably one of the few funky tracks that Basie ever recorded – but other tracks get back to an all acoustic groove, and include "The Great Debate", "Ya Gotta Try", "Reachin Out", "Featherweight", and "Prime Time". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Count BasieRock The Blues (10 inch LP) ... LP
Epic, Early 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Rocking The Blues", "9:20 Special", "Feedin The Bean", and "Volcano". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Count BasieSlow But Sure/You For Me ... 78 RPM
Clef, 1954. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie Meets Bond ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent gimmick – and yet another way that United Artists was trying to push its "Bond" catalog in the 60s! Count Basie brings a soulful swing to the work of John Barry – hitting hard on the tracks with his own smoking piano, and an orchestra filled with some of his best players, like Al Grey, Eric Dixon, and Freddie Green – as well as Eddie Lockjaw Davis, an artist who wasn't credited on the session at he time. Arrangements are by Chico O'Farrill and George Williams – and titles include "Thunderball", "From Russia With Love", "007", "Girl Trouble", and "Goldfinger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a sticker on the spine.)

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✨✧ Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie's Beatle Bag ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing little record – with results that are even greater than the sum of its parts! As you'd guess from the title, Count Basie takes on the 60s sounds of The Beatles – but he's doing so with arrangements from the great Chico O'Farrill – who really keeps things interesting throughout – throwing in those hip rhythms and odd twists and turns he first forged with his Latin recordings – in ways that definitely live up to the groovy pedigree of the tunes. And the Basie group's got a groovier sound than usual – probably due to the arrangements – and Basie plays some nice organ riffs on a number of the album's tracks – one of the Count's rare outings on the instrument, always a treat. Titles include "Help!", "Can't Buy Me Love", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "All My Loving", and "And I Love Her". Proof that The Beatles' influence was way farther reaching than you'd ever expect! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Count Basie & Joe WilliamsCount Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings ... CD
Clef/Verve, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Count Basie plays the piano and Joe Williams sings in his bluesy way and they are backed by a slew of musicians who include Thad Jones on trumpet, Ben Powell on trombone, Frank Foster on tenor saxophone, Sonny Payne on drums and many, many others. Frank Foster did all of the arrangements and the tracks include Williams' "My Baby Upsets Me", "Ev'ry Day", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ Count Basie with Joe WilliamsEvery Day (parts 1 & 2) ... 78 RPM
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Count Basie with Joe WilliamsEveryday I Have The Blues (Roulette) ... LP
Roulette, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Joe Williams' standout classics from the 50s – just the sort of record that put him on top of his game at the time! The album's one of Joe's classic outings with Count Basie – one recorded for Roulette with a slightly looser, slightly rawer feel than their work together on Verve. Joe's rendition of "Everyday I Have The Blues" is a near-definitive one – tight, syncopated, and grooving in a style that stretches back to its roots, but which also steps out with a fresh sort of groove that points the way towards changes in soulful vocal styles during the 60s. Other titles work equally well in the mode – bluesy, but never hokey, all freshened up by the Basie approach of the time – and titles include "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Going To Chicago", "Joe Sings The Blues", and "What Did You Win". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Emus pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Count BasieFirst Time – The Count Meets The Duke ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to believe it took a few decades in the careers of both players for them to record together – but that's exactly what you've got here – a landmark meeting of Count Basie and Duke Ellington from the early 60s, near the tail end of Duke's classic stretch on Columbia! Teo Macero produced the session with just the right amount of care and class to keep the whole thing from being an exercise in cliche – and there's a surprising amount of depth here that you might not expect – the best modern elements of Duke's orchestra on Columbia, coming into play with a bit more of the fire and vamp of the Basie group at the time! Titles include "Battle Royal", "Wild Man", "Segue In C", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "To You", and "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... LP
Reprise, 1966. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A Very Good Year", "Fly Me To The Moon", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Come Fly With Me", "Street Of Dreams", "One For My Baby", and "My Kind Of Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri color stereo pressing. Cover has a center split bottom seam and a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Count BasieApril In Paris ... LP
Verve, 1955. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie's Beat ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful back to basics session for Basie – featuring arrangements by longtime band members Frank Foster, Erick Dixon, Bobby Plater, and Thad Jones! The set also features vocals on 2 tracks by bluesy vocalist Richard Boone – a singer with a really great scatting approach – but overall, the real strength is the horn section, particularly Al Aarons, Dixon, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis – who all get in some very nice solo work. Tracks are mostly older numbers, Basie-ized – and played with a laidback tone that's a real contrast from the higher energy early 60s recordings. Titles include "Squeeze Me", "Frankie & Johnny", "Boone's Blues", "I Got Rhythm", and "Hey Jim". CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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✨✧ Count BasieBroadway Basie's Way ... LP
Command, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Count BasieChronological Count Basie & His Orchestra – 1940 to 1941 ... CD
Classics (France), 1940/1941. Used ... Out Of Stock
Earky 40's Okeh recordings with Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Don Byas, Helen Humes and Jimmy Rushing. Tracks include "Love Jumped Out", "Stampede In G Minor", "You Lied To Me", "Wiggle Woogie", "The Jitters" and "9:20 Special". CD
(Out of print original Classics pressing.)

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✨✧ Count BasieEvil Blues/Jive At Five ... 78 RPM
Decca, 1939. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label on Side A has a small piece of tape.)

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✨✧ Count BasieKansas City Suite – The Music Of Benny Carter ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great little set – despite our initial fears about the package – and a really wonderful pairing of the talents of Count Basie and Benny Carter! 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 batch of tunes, original numbers written by Benny Carter in honor of the KC of days past, but arranged and performed by the Basie group in a swinging style that's got the best touches of their Roulette years, plus a bit of Ellingtonish ambition in the horn charts. Titles include "Katy Do", "Miss Missouri", "Jackson County Jubilee", "Sunset Glow", "Meetin Time", and "The Wiggle Walk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Count BasieLil Ol Groovemaker Basie! ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Count Basie and Quincy Jones were always a mighty mighty combination – and there's no finer proof of that fact than this sweet little set! Quincy had a way of swinging Basie's group even more than Neal Hefti did – really letting the piano step out front, and swinging the larger horn parts in this mode that was extremely soulful, yet never with the hoke that could sometimes mar a Basie set – a style that was very 60s groovy, and which really helped breathe new life into the Count's ensemble! The album's a killer all the way through – and the tunes are all originals – written by Quincy, and arranged especially for the set – great little numbers that include "Nasty Magus", "Dum Dum", "Boody Rumble", "Count Em", "Belly Roll", and "Lil Ol Groovemaker Basie"! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)
Also available Lil Ol Groovemaker Basie! ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Count Basie OrchestraVery Swinging Basie Christmas ... CD
Concord, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A mighty jazzy Christmas from the Count Basie Orchestra – already great on their own in an instrumental mode – but joined here by a few different singers, including Carmen Bradford, Ledisi, and Johnny Mathis – all of whom add a little extra sparkle to the tunes! Pianist Ellis Marsalis also gets plenty of time in the spotlight – stretching out in the lead on piano on a few tunes, in a mode that recalls Basie's vamping in years past – and titles include "Let It Snow", "It's The Holiday Season", "Good Swing Wenceslas", "Winter Wonderland", "The Christmas Song", "Sleigh Ride", "Little Drummer Boy", and "Have Yourself A Merry Christmas". CD

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✨✧ Kay Starr & Count BasieHow About This ... LP
Paramount, Late 60s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
An obscure one for both artists – and a surprisingly nice match! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jackie Wilson with Count BasieManufacturers Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful collaboration between two very unlikely partners – and a great album that really stands out as some of the best work from both artists in the 60s! Count Basie's group gets hard and soulful on the record – and even a little funky on the best cuts – and Jackie Wilson is in a raw bluesy vocal style that recalls the best moments of his earlier Brunswick singles – a great edge that makes the whole Basie groove sound even more hard-hitting than ever. Benny Carter arranged, but the groove is more a hard-edged Count Basie mode mixed with Brunswick soul styles – and Jackie blows it out over the top on great versions of "Funky Broadway", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Even When You Cry", and "Respect". Also features a version of "For Your Precious Love" that was a bit of a hit for the pair! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Teresa Brewer with Count Basie & Duke EllingtonSongs Of Bessie Smith/It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Boplicity (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of later jazzy vocal LP gems by Teresa Brewer, both backed by jazz greats – Songs Of Bessie Smith with Count Basie and Thad Jones, and It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing with Duke Ellington – both released by Flying Dutchman in 1973! Teresa's popularity peaked a couple decades earlier as a girlish pop singer, and she succeeds strongly on both records – not just because of the jazz heavies in the band, but because she has the pipes and genuine affection for the material to pull it off. It's lovely stuff! Songs Of Bessie Smith have the bluesy overtones necessary to make it work, without trying the hide Teresa's naturally softer approach. Basie on piano throughout, with arrangements by Jones, and a great big band on half and more intimate arrangements on the other half. It Don't Mean A Thing. . .works just as wel, with Duke Ellington and Ernie Wilkins arrangements, and great Flying Dutchman players that include Bernard Purdie, Joe Beck and Mtume. 20 tracks in all, including "Trombone Cholly", "Gmme A Pigfoot", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "St Louis Blues", "I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues", "Mood Indigo", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter", "Tulip Or Turnip", "I'ts Kinda Lonesome Out Tonight" and more. CD

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✨✧ Count BasieCount! ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great little gem from the Count Basie years on Verve – a tight little record that has Basie really reinventing his sound for the 50s – an album that's filled with short, uncomplicated tracks that have a surprisingly easy-going groove! The arrangements are swinging and tight, with that Hefti-styled focus on a core element that really moves the tunes along – delivered by some great solo work from players that include Joe Newman on trumpet, Henry Coker on trombone, and Marshall Royal on alto. Basie has plenty of space to tinkle the ivories in mellow soul lines, too – and tracks include "Sure Thing", "Why Not", "Fawncy Meeting You", "Bootsie", "Bunny", "Cash Box", and "Basie Talks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and splitting.)
Also available Count! ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Count BasieGreatest Hits ... CD
RCA, Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ChristianSolo Flight – Charlie Chrisian With The Benny Goodman Sextet – Special Guest Stars Lester Young & Count Basie ... CD
Vintage Jazz Classics, 1939/1940/1941. Used ... $4.99
Charlie Chrisian with the Benny Goodman Sextet, special Guest Stars Lester Young & Count Basie. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffTribute To Count Basie ... CD
Laser Light, 1966. Used ... $3.99
A Basie tribute, but a really smoking one – thanks to some hard swinging arrangements from Manny Albam, and plenty of heavy Hammond from the great Jimmy McGriff! The tracks are mostly numbers from the Count Basie songbook of the 50s and 60s, but they're strongly reworked here with a swinging 60s vibe – played with lots of strong horn work in the background, all used as a perfect foil for Jimmy's leaner organ solos over the top! The style's quite similar to other big band organ work of the time – particularly records made by Jimmy Smith in collaboration with Oliver Nelson, or Jack McDuff with Benny Golson – and McGriff's organ comes through nice and clean in the mix, with that sharply fluttering sound that really made him one of the true standouts of the 60s. Titles include "Hob Nail Boogie", "Cute", "Every Day", "Blues Go Away", and "Slow But Sure". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Mel TormeDuke Ellington & Count Basie Songbooks (aka I Dig The Duke – I Dig The Count) ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
An overlooked gem from Mel Torme's years at Verve – an album dedicated to the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, set to some very upbeat, jazzy backings from Johnny Mandel! The album's quite swinging at points – and given the choice of material, Mel really breaks from the familiar – stretching out nicely to reach the spirit of the famous leaders, but always with that tremendous sense of tone! Titles include "Down For Double", "I'm Gonna Go Fishin", "I Like The Sunrise", "Reminiscing In Tempo", "Oh What A Night For Love", and "In The Evening". CD
(Out of print. Disc label has a bit of marker.)

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✨✧ Joe WilliamsGreatest! – Count Basie Plays & Joe Williams Sings Standards ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
An excellent album of vocals by the great Joe Williams! Joe's always been a fine singer, but with Basie, he really gets the backing he needs to do his work the best. And although this album isn't as authenico as it might be, it still comes from a time when Verve really knew how to handle singers well. Titles include "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "A Fine Romance", "This Can't Be Love", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", and "There Will Never Be Another You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe WilliamsNight At Count Basie's (UK pressing) ... LP
Vanguard (UK), 1956. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Accompanied by Emmett Berry, Aaron Bell, Vic Dickenson, Marlowe Morris, Bobby Henderson, and Bobby Donaldson. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing. Cover has clear tape on the top & bottom seams.)
 
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Bennie MotenBennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra – 1929 to 1932 – Basie Beginnings ... CD
Bluebird, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $9.99
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra featuring Count Basie. CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul QuinichetteFor Basie ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... $13.99
Basie tribute by Basie alum playing tunes from the Count's book, this hard swinging side exemplifies the earlier swing orientation of the Prestige label, before they moved into other realms of soul jazz, bop and avant garde. Long tracks, with strong solos. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tokyo Union Big Band & David MatthewsKeeping Count ... CD
Pro Jazz, 1986. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks include "Basie", "Bye Bye Love", "Blues Backstage", "Whirly Bird", "Ballad For 88" and "Corner Pocket". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank FosterBasie Is Our Boss ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Basie may be his boss, but Frank Foster's definitely his own man – especially working here on this hip little session for Chess Records – a small group date with some key members of the Count's ensemble! There's a bit of the Basie sense of arrangement in the tunes – especially in the playful way the horns come together – but other points have a looser, more soul jazz sort of approach – a great mix of modes that's a bit like some of Foster's recordings of the 50s, but even groovier overall! In addition to Frank's tenor, the group also features excellent flute and tenor from Eric Dixon – plus trumpet from Al Aarons, piano from John Young, bass from Buddy Catlett, and drums from Phil Thomas – on titles that include "Samba Blues", "Kelly Blue", "May We", and "Vested Interest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has ring and edge wear with a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeI Dig The Duke – I Dig The Count ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Mel Torme's years at Verve – an album dedicated to the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, set to some very upbeat, jazzy backings from Johnny Mandel! The album's quite swinging at points – and given the choice of material, Mel really breaks from the familiar – stretching out nicely to reach the spirit of the famous leaders, but always with that tremendous sense of tone! Titles include "Down For Double", "I'm Gonna Go Fishin", "I Like The Sunrise", "Reminiscing In Tempo", "Oh What A Night For Love", and "In The Evening". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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George BensonBig Boss Band ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1990. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
George Benson more than earns the title on this one – given that most of the tracks feature backings from the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Frank Foster – a great ensemble who really help keep things soulful throughout! Despite the date of the set, the feel here is a bit more classic than most of Benson's work from the time – as the group bring a full acoustic soul to the record – a swelling, swaying brace of horns that seems to push George's vocals a bit more than usual – past that simply sweet style that was the usual Benson bag. There's a range and depth here that's really surprising – a quality that goes past the hokey title, which might make you expect less from the record – and although there's a few brief moments that get slightly contemporary, these pass quickly in favor of a classic groove. Titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Without A Song", "Ready Now That You Are", "Basie's Bag", "Skylark", and "How Do You Keep The Music Playing". CD

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Birdland All StarsBirdland All Stars Live At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Roulette, 1954. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
A smoking set of all-star performances – recorded at Carnegie Hall in 1954, and with a sense of tremendous talent that may well blow away some of the Jazz At The Philharmonic sets of the time! The material here is heavy on Count Basie performances – excellent material from that period when he was really hitting full power again on Verve – with strong solos from Frank Foster and Frank Wess on reeds, plus work from Joe Newman on trumpet! Lester Young's tenor also joins Basie's group at one point – and Sarah Vaughan sings with the group too – but the set also features some more Verve-like performances – from Charlie Parker on alto, and Billie Holiday on vocals, who gets almost one side of the record to herself. There's a huge amount of material on the double-length set – and titles include "My Funny Valentine", "Cool Blues", and "The Song Is You" by Charlie Parker; "Them There Eyes", "My Man", and "Lover Man" by Billie Holiday; "Saturday", "Time", "That Old Devil Moon", and "Don't Blame Me" by Sarah Vaughan; and "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Sure Thing", "Perdido", "Blues Backstage", and "You For Me" by Count Basie. CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ChristianGuitar Wizard ... CD
Le Jazz/Charly (UK), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $3.99
With Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Fletcher Henderson, Jerry Jerome, Frankie Hines, Nick Fatool, Count Basie, Georgie Auld & others. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nat King ColeBig Band Cole ... CD
Capitol, 1958/1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great recordings by Nat – featuring backings by the Count Basie and Stan Kenton bands! CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank Foster & Frank WessTwo For The Blues ... LP
Pablo, 1983. Sealed ... $6.99
A wonderful reunion of the team of Frank Foster and Frank Wess – caught here in an easy-going and laidback style that's miles away from their work with Count Basie! The youthful rhythm section of Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, and Marvin Smitty Smith really adds a lot to the set – giving the record a later sort of soul jazz vibe, one that's perfect for the pair to solo over in open-ended lines. Both Franks play tenor sax, and Wess plays flute and alto as well – while Foster does some excellent work on soprano sax. Titles include "Bay Street", "Two For The Blues", "But For The Likes Of You", "Nancy", "Your Beauty Is A Song Of Love", and "A Time For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Benny GoodmanFamous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1938. Used 2 CDs ... $2.99
Benny Goodman's famous 1938 live date at Carnegie Hall – with work from Teddy Wilson and Count Basie on piano, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Johnny Hodges on alto, Cootie Williams and Buck Clayton on trumpet, and Lester Young on tenor – plus Gene Krupa on drums, on his famous reading of "Sing Sing Sing". CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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Pony PoindexterSuper Sax Session (aka Pony's Express) ... LP
Epic (France), 1963. Near Mint- ... $18.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by the mighty Pony Poindexter – a great reedman who made great waves on both sides of the Atlantic in the 50s and 60s! Pony first rose to fame in the band of Count Basie, but he's also got a pedigree that includes work in both New Orleans and San Francisco, and key later sides in Europe for MPS and other labels. This rare Epic set has Pony working as the lead soloist in a screaming hard sax section that includes Eric Dolphy, Gene Quill, Clifford Jordan, Sonny Red, Phil Woods, and Dexter Gordon – all top-shelf players willing to take second seat to Pony, and let him stretch out in the lead! The group's a largish one, but Pony breaks out with some beautiful soulful solos on alto and soprano sax – supported by a tight rhythm section that includes Gildo Mahones on piano. Titles include "Lanyop", "Pony's Express", "Cattin Latin", "Blue", and "B Frequency". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s French pressing. Cover has some light splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman & OthersJazz For Playboys ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of those classic 50s sessions in which a bunch of Count Basie players split off from the bigger group and do some great small combo work on their own! The album is leader-less in its billing – but only because all the players are so well tuned to each other, and have such a simpatico relationship that there's no need for egos to drive the record. Tracks are longish and more open than any Basie setting – and players include Frank Wess on flute and tenor, Kenny Burrell on solo guitar, Freddie Green on rhythm guitar, and Joe Newman on trumpet. Wess' solos are often out in the lead, but Burrell and Newman also get in some nice licks – and titles include "Pin Up", "Playboy", "Miss Blues", and "Blues For A Playmate". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with RVG etch. Cover has a half split top seam , with some discloration from age and a light drip stain on back.)

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VariousElla 100 – Live At The Apollo ... CD
Concord, 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
An all-star tribute to Ella Fitzgerald – a special show recorded live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, in celebration of what would have been her 100th Birthday! The whole event is hosted by David Allen Grier, and begins with a vintage 1934 Apollo Amateur Night radio broadcast – before going into a host of Ella favorites, done by others – mostly with backing by the Count Basie Orchestra! Patti Austin sings "A Tisket A Tasket" and "When I Get Low I Get High", Andra Day sings "Ain't Misbehavin", Ayo & Afro Blue perform "Oh Lady Be Good", Lizz Wright sings "Love You Madly" and "The Nearness Of You", Cassandra Wilson sings "Cry Me A River", and a few other numbers feature different pairings of the artists involved. CD

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VariousFrom Spirituals To Swing – Carnegie Hall Concerts 1938/1939 ... CD
Vanguard, 1938/1939. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A legendary set of concerts – put together by this famous producer who discovered Billie Holiday and so many other great jazz talents! Features work by Joe Turner, Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Sonny Terry, Pete Johnson, and Count Basie! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMusic To Read James Bond By Vol 2 ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
UA makes the film copyright cash register jingle again on this second set of tracks from their James Bond films, performed by other artists in the catalog. Tracks include "Thunderball" & "Underwater Chase" by Al Caiola, "007" & "The Golden Horn" by Count Basie, "James Bond Theme" by Perez Prado, "License To Kill" & "Search For Vulcan" by Leroy Holmes. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNight Out With Verve – Wining Dining Dancing & Romancing (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 4CD ... $9.99
Includes tracks by Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Chet Baker, Count Basie, Buddy DeFranco, Fred Astaire, Stan Getz, Lester Young, Dinah Washington, and Mel Torme. CD
(Out of print. Still sealed, but shrink has some splits. Mark through slipcover spine and barcode.)

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VariousReadymade Digs Brunswick ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99
The Readymade crew turn their talents to a host of tracks from the legendary Brunswick Records – serving up a really joyous mix of Chicago soul that definitely lives up to the best side of their sound! Brunswick soul is usually a lot more upbeat and positive than that of some of their contemporaries – filled with pride and power that really comes through in the grooves chosen for this excellent set – a mix of vocal and instrumental cuts that really remind us why we love Windy City soul from this time so much! Titles include "Where Would I Go" by Ginji James, "California Montage" by Young Holt Unlimited, "Stop Look & Listen To Your Heart" by Barbara Acklin, "Whispers" by Erma Franklin, "Sunny" by Young Holt Trio, "Love The One You're With" by Herman, "Girl I Need You" by The Artistics, "I Had It All The Time" by Tyrone Davis, "This Love Is Real" by Jackie Wilson, "Uptight" by Count Basie & Jackie Wilson, and "Sugar Sugar" by Willie Henderson. CD

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday Vol 2 – 1953 to 1956 – Radio & TV Broadcasts ... LP
ESP, Mid 50s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features a few Carnegie Hall appearances, one with Count Basie and Lester Young – and TV work on The Tonight Show and The Comeback Story! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman & OthersJazz For Playboys (with bonus track) ... CD
Savoy/Atlantic, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those classic 50s sessions in which a bunch of Count Basie players split off from the bigger group and do some great small combo work on their own! The album is leader-less in its billing – but only because all the players are so well tuned to each other, and have such a simpatico relationship that there's no need for egos to drive the record. Tracks are longish and more open than any Basie setting – and players include Frank Wess on flute and tenor, Kenny Burrell on solo guitar, Freddie Green on rhythm guitar, and Joe Newman on trumpet. Wess' solos are often out in the lead, but Burrell and Newman also get in some nice licks – and titles include "Pin Up", "Playboy", "Miss Blues", and "Blues For A Playmate". CD also features a great alternate take – a 7 minute version of "Southern Exposure", one of Wess' best tunes! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Jazz For Playboys ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ VariousSaxophobia – A Horn-A-Copia Of Sax-ual Delights ... CD
Capitol/Ultra Lounge, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Les Baxter, Sam Butera, George Auld, King Curtis, Bill Perkins, Plas Johnson, Count Basie, Gordon Jenkins, Nelson Riddle and Louis Prima. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSound Of Jazz ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album featuring music from The Sound Of Jazz – the legendary 1957 TV show that brought together some of the greatest talents then working in jazz! Unusual for TV, the show really seemed to capture the players at their best – and recorded some tremendous live performances that were among the most moving ever filmed by the artists involved. Highlights include "The Train & The River" played by the Jimmy Giuffre Trio, "Fine & Mellow" sung by Billie Holiday, "Rosetta" and "Wild Man Blues" by the Red Allen All-Stars, "Blues" by Jimmy Giuffre & Pee Wee Russell, "I Left My Baby" by Count Basie with Jimmy Rushing, "Dickie's Dream" by Count Basie, and "Nervous", a solo piano number by Mal Waldron. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, with a thin stain at the bottom left edge.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz, Wardell Gray, Buddy DeFrancoJam Session #4 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Classic Jam Session work from Norman Granz – featuring a group with Stan Getz, Harry Edison, Wardell Gray, Benny Carter, Willie Smith, Buddy De Franco, Count Basie, and Freddie Green – on two long tracks, "Oh Lady Be Good" and "Blues For The Count". The session's got a number of interesting aspects – Basie plays organ, Getz is a bit harder than usual, and Willie Smith sounds great, as always, in one of his rare appearances from the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Mono Japanese Polygram pressing, UMV 2518. Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins & Lester YoungClassic Tenors (CBS) ... CD
CBS, 1943. Used ... Out Of Stock
Seminal tenor sounds from two giants of the instrument – served up here from a set of early 40s material that originally appeared on 78rpm discs! Coleman Hawkins dominates the set – sounding wonderful in small group material that shows just how much his style had evolved from the decade before – blowing deeply and beautifully on titles that include "The Man I Love", "Sweet Lorraine", "Crazy Rhythm", "Vododte", "Hawkins Barrel House", and "Stumpy". Lester Young blows on the rest of the album – showcasing that warm yet bold tenor style he'd perfected with Count Basie – on titles that include "Hello Babe", "Linger Awhile", "I Got Rhythm", and "I'm Fer It Too". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithDon Gardner Trio Featuring Jimmy Smith & Bill Davis (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Crown/P-Vine (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An early moment of greatness for Jimmy Smith – an album that features his young, raw Hammond in the combo of Don Gardner – with a groove that's part jazz, part soul, and part R&B! The Smith of this era bears much more of a link to some of the first organ jazzers of the 50s – players like Wild Bill Davis or even Count Basie – especially given that most of these cuts are short and vamping, with less of the longer solos you'd hear on Jimmy's early Blue Note work. According to the title, Bill's also featured on some of these tracks – but as usual with Crown, the notes aren't great – so it's a bit hard to tell what's what. We can say, though, that the whole thing is mighty nice – rough-edged early soul jazz, with lots of cool twists and turns on the Hammond, guitar, and tenor! Titles include "Hands Off", "Hobo", "Paradise Found", "You Feel It", "More Soul", "Good Rockin", and "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie". CD

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✨✧ VariousAll The Things You Are – The Jerome Kern Songbook ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Ella Fitzgerald, Arthur Prysock, Helen Merrill, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie & Joe Williams, Ernestine Anderson, Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday & more. CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Beverly KenneyBeverly Kenney Sings For Playboys ... CD
Decca/Universal (Japan), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A rare Decca album lead by the smoky vocals of Beverly Kenney – a really unique late 50s/early 60s jazz girl who once worked for the Dorsey brothers, the Count Basie Orchestra and others, and only ever cut a handful of albums under her own name! Sings for Playboys is an intimate, sultry batch of tunes that have a really unique feel thanks to the super spare accompaniment of just Ellis Larkins on piano and Joe Benjamin on bass. That approach does a great job of transforming your senses to the smoky, boozy after hours cabaret that must have been in mind when the recordings were conceived. The album only ever appeared briefly in the late 50s before now (possibly because of the unauthorized and quite obvious reference to Playboy Magazine in the title and in the cover photo) but it's sure great to see it reappear – they didn't make a lot records like this in the big band dominated recordings of the era! 12 tracks including "Do It Again", "A Woman's Intuition", "Mama, Do I Gotta?", "A Lover Like You", "A Summer Romance", "It's Magic", and more. CD
(Out of print, 2015 Japanese pressing – includes obi.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonDimensions – A Compendium Of The Pablo Years (4CD box set) ... CD
Pablo, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A multi-dimensional portrait of Oscar Peterson at Pablo – featuring a mix of live performances and studio sessions, small and large group settings, with Coleman Hawkins, Herb Ellis, Ella Fitzgerald, Clark Terry, Roy Eldridge, Ray Brown, Count Basie, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Milt Jackson, Johnny Hodges, Barney Kessel, and more! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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