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Count BasieBasie (aka E=MC2) ... LP
Roulette, 1957. Very Good ... $34.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seams held with tape.)

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Count BasieChairman of The Board ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Way before Sinatra first grabbed the "Chairman Of The Board" title for his own musical persona, Basie laid great claim to the tag with this tight little album for Roulette! The album's got the 50s Basie band working at the height of their powers – with original compositions written and arranged by Frank Foster, Ernie Wilkins, Thad Jones, and Frank Wess – all of whom play in the bad, along with other all-stars like Freddie Green, Billy Mitchell, and Al Grey. The sound is tight, soulful, and searing Basie all the way through – with tunes that include "Segue In C", "Blues In Hoss' Flat", "Who Me?", "The Deacon", "Half Moon Street", "Mutt & Jeff", "TV Time", "Speaking Of Sounds", and "HRH". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar pressing with deep groove Cover has some wear and aging, splitting in the seams and spine, some clear tape on the bottom seam, and a sticker spot on front.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCount ... LP
Encore, 1939. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A collection of early recordings released on the Vocalion label, with Jimmy Rushing and Helen Humes on vocals, and features Earle Warren on alto, Harry Edison and Buck Clayton on trumpet, and Dicky Wells and Benny Morton on trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Count BasieCount Basie (Phoenix10) ... LP
Phoenix10, 1938. Sealed ... $4.99
Classic Basie Orchestra recocording, with Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, and Harry Edison on trumpets; Benny Morton, Dan Minor, and Dickie Wells on trombones; Earl Warren, Jack Washington, Herschel Evans, and Lester Young on saxophones; Freddie Green on guitar, Walter Page on bass, Joe Jones on drums, and Jimmy Rushing on vocals. Titles include "One O'Clock Jump", "Moten Swing", "Study In Brown", "Good Morning Blues", "Lady Be Good", "Flat Foot Boogie", "Boogie Woogie Blues", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cellophane has a few small holes.)

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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 BasieHall Of Fame ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s Japanese Polydor pressing, MV 2645, includes the insert. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Count BasieHigh Voltage ... LP
MPS, 1970. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Late niceness from Count Basie – and a set that definitely lives up to its name – a really high energy set, and one of the few times that Basie ever recorded for the MPS label! The group here works with sharp arrangements from Chico O'Farrill – who's got that punchy groove he was really perfecting in the 60s – a rhythmic snap that works just as well with the Basie group as Neal Hefti's charts did a decade before! Tunes are mostly standards, served up in a no-nonsense mode that's very heavy on the overall rhythmic conception of the group – but with some nice breakout solo moments, too – as you might hope for with a group that includes Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, Eric Dixon on flute and tenor, Joe Newman on trumpet, Jerry Dodgion on alto, and Buddy Morrow on trombone. Titles include "Together", "If I Were A Bell", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Chicago", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Day In Day Out", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s PAUSA pressing. Cover has some small light stains at the spine.)

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Count BasieI Told You So ... LP
Pablo, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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 saxophones; John Duke on bass, Fred Green on guitar, and Butch Miles on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some edge wear, and heavy wear at the spine.)

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✨✧ Count BasieKansas City Shout ... CD
Pablo, 1980. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson on alto sax and vocals. Other band members include Freddie Green on guitar, and Cleveland Eaton on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieParadise Squat ... LP
Verve, 1952. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Basie's working here with his New Testament Band – a new orchestra formed in 1952, after working briefly with an octet earlier in the year. The set documents the group's initial recordings for Verve/Clef – all recorded between January and December in 1952. Players include Joe Newman, Charlie Shavers, Benny Powell, Ernie Wilkins, Paul Quinichette, Marshall Royal, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis – and titles include "Jive At Five", "No Name", "Bread", "New Basie Blues", "Why Not", "Blee Blop Blues", "Cash Box", "Bootsie", "Hob Nail Boogie", and "Paradise Squat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue, still sealed with 2 LP Special Low Price sticker.)

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Count BasiePrime Time ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and a small split on the top seam.)

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Count BasieRide On/It's Sand Man ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1942. Very Good ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Count BasieWarm Breeze ... LP
Pablo, 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 Bill Hughes on trombone, Eric Dixon on tenor, Kenny Hing on tenor and flute, Bobby Plater and Danny Turner on alto and flute, and Johnny Williams on baritone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Count Basie & Joe WilliamsCount Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings ... CD
Clef/Verve, 1955. Used ... $1.99
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.)

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Count Basie/Joe WilliamsBack To Basie & The Blues ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A great collection of tracks from the Basie/Williams Roulette albums made in the late 50's and early 60's! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam and some aging.)

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Tony Bennett & Count BasieIn Person! (gold CD) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1958. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print, 1994 gold CD pressing – part of the MasterSound series.)

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Count BasiePerfect Match – Ella & Basie ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Very Good+ ... $9.99
We're not sure if the match is perfect, but it's still pretty darn nice – a live performance that has Ella Fitzgerald singing in front of the Count Basie Band – all recorded before a very enthusiastic audience at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1979! The set's a nice capper to one of Ella's biggest decades as a star – and she steps out here with a well-earned confidence that allows her to match the energy of the Basie group and take new inspiration from their fire. Titles include "Make Me Rainbows", "Round Midnight", "Basella", "You've Changed", "Fine & Mellow", "Some Other Spring", and "After You've Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Hal Kemp/Benny Carter/Count Basie/Gene KrupaMay I Cut In? EP ... 7-inch
Epic, 1950s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $6.99
Features the tracks "Little White Gardenia", "These Foolish Things", " Moonlight Serenade" and "Maria Elena. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... LP
Reprise, 1966. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Mid 70s orange and tan label stereo pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Jackie Wilson with Count BasieManufacturers Of Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
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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Lester Young with Count BasieLester Amadeus ... CD
Phontastic, Late 30s. Used ... $4.99
Collects late 30's recordings featuring Lester Young and Count Basie – 20 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasic Basie (2LP pressing) ... LP
MPS, 1969/1970. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing basic about this album by Count Basie – as the album has the legend working for the MPS label – whose own big band scene he really helped inspire! The band here is really dynamic – working with great arrangements from Chico O'Farrill, who's inherent sense of groove really gets things going from the start – which creates plenty of energy for the horn work by players who include Bobby Plater and Marshall Royal on alto, Eric Dixon on flute and tenor, Eddie Lockjaw Davis on additional tenor, Grover Mitchell on trombone, and Oscar Brashear and Sonny Cohn on trumpets. Basie himself plays piano – with that legendary punctuated style that's still quite strong at this point – and titles include "M Squad", "Blues In My Heart", "Sweet Lorraine", "Red Roses For A Blue Lady", "As Long As I Live", and "I've Got The World On A String". LP, Vinyl record album
(US red label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie At Birdland ... LP
Roulette, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 back story, though, the set's a nice one – swinging hard in that completely tight 60s mode, with a great lineup that includes Frank Foster and Budd Johnson on tenor, Thad Jones on trumpet, Bennie Powell on trombone, and Freddie Green on guitar – a really great group who definitely make the record a cooker! Tracks include "Good Time Blues", "Segue In C", "Little Pony", "Discommotion", and "Whirly Bird", which has a vocal by Jon Hendricks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Emus pressing in a blue text cover, with light ringwear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie In London ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Basie was getting all over the place during the 50s – and this set's a great little concert recorded in London! The album's classic Basie for Verve – with Joe Williams on vocals on 3 tracks, and a tight group that includes Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Matthew Gee, and Frank Foster. Titles include "Flute Juice", "Nails", "Blues Backstage", "Corner Pocket", "Roll Em Pete", and "Well All Right Okay You Win". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove – nice and clean. Cover has clear tape on the top seam, and two small stickers, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie One More Time ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The genius of Basie meets the genius of Quincy Jones – a 60s pairing that's every bit as great as the 50s pairing of Basie and Neal Hefti! Jones and Basie worked together in a number of settings during the 60s – including a very successful album for Frank Sinatra on Reprise – but here, the pair are really going full-on and hard-swinging, in a fresh style that's got all the hipness of Quincy's budding talent in the 60s, played with the deeply soulful manner of the still-great Basie band of the time. Titles include "Rat Race", "For Lena & Lennie", "The Big Walk", "Meet BB", "Jessica's Day", "Muttnik", and "Quince". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Forum pressing. Cover has a half split top seam and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie's Beat ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good+ ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBrand New Wagon ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1947. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 BasieBroadway – Basie's Way ... LP
Command, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Freddie Green on guitar, Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Eric Dixon on tenor, Grover Mitchell, Harlan Floyd, and Dick Boone on trombone, Roy Eldridge, Al Aarons, Gene Goe, and Sonny Cohn on trumpet, Marshall Royal on alto and clarinet, Bobby Palter on alto and flute, Norman Keenan on bass, and Ed Shaughnessy on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie 1949 – Shoutin' Blues ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1949. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features 17 tracks recorded with his orchestra – including 3 unissued alternate takes – plus 3 more tracks recorded with his sextet. CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie Big Band – Live Montreux 77 ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The 70s Count Basie Band in all their glory – recorded live in extremely tight formation at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival! Despite the live setting, the recording quality here is impeccable – easily on a par with most of the group's studio dates from the decade, especially in the way that Basie's piano thunders out in front of the rest of the group! Players include Sonny Cohn, Bobby Mitchell, Al Grey, Jimmy Forrest, Eric Dixon, and Freddie Green – and although tracks are short, they're still filled with a good sense of surprise – that Basie dynamics that really started kicking in during the 50s, and which held on strong on records like this! Titles include "The More I See You", "Night In Tunisia", "The Heat's On", "Freckle Face", "Splanky", "I Needs To Be Bee'd With", "Lil Darlin", and "Bag Of Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie Story (2LP Box Set) ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Count Basie rewrites history – updating his older work for the Roulette Records years, in this hip collection that features lots of new arrangements from Frank Foster – and rich performances from his great group at the time! The recordings are all new, as are the conceptions of the tunes – so there seems to be even more syncopated swing in the rhythms than on any of the older takes on the material – that fresh sound that the group grew into with Neal Hefti – still going strong here in Foster's hands. So although the tunes are Basie classics – and classics from other bands of the 30s and 40s – the performances and solos are plenty fresh! Titles include "Swinging The Blues", "Out The Window", "Texas Shuffle", "Down For Double", "Lester Leaps In", "Topsy", "Taps Miller", "Shorty George", "Jive At Five", and "Dogging Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar label stereo pressing with deep groove. Includes the booklet. Box has light surface wear and split corners.)

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✨✧ Count BasieKansas City 6 ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Small group work – with Eddie Cleanhead Vinson on alto sax, Joe Pass on guitar, and Willie Cook on trumpet. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieLive At The Sands – Before Frank ... CD
Reprise, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Material recorded before Frank Sinatra's famous appearance at The Sands with The Count! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieOne O'Clock Jump ... LP
Columbia, 1942/1946/Early 50s. Very Good- ... 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 wide tape on all seams.)

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✨✧ Count BasieThis Time By Basie! ... CD
Reprise, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We totally dig Basie's work from the mid 60s! He was working with Quincy Jones at the time – and Quince laid down some very soulful arrangements that used the best jazz elements of the Basie group to turn out some great pop instrumental tracks with a very groovy sound. This album's a perfect example of that format, as it features some great Basie sidemen, grooving nicely to Quincy's hip swinging arrangements of pop material like "Walk, Don't Run", "Fly Me To The Moon", "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big", and "One Mint Julep". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count Basie & his Atomic BandComplete Live At The Crescendo 1958 (5CD set) ... CD
Phono (Spain), 1958. Used 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Wendell Culley, and Joe Newman on trumpet, Benny Powell, Henry Coker and Al Grey on trombone, Frank Wess on alto and tenor saxophone and flute, Marshall Royal on alto saxophone and clarinet, Billy Mitchell on tenor saxophone, Frank Foster on tenor saxophone, Charlie Fowlkes on baritone saxophone, Count Basie on piano, Freddie Green on guitar, Eddie Jones on bass, Sonny Payne on drums, and Joe Williams on vocals. CD

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✨✧ Count Basie/Dizzy Gillespie/Ray Brown/Mickey RokerGifted Ones ... CD
Pablo, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A quartet date with Basie on piano, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Ray Brown on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums. Titles include "Back To The Land", "Constantinople", "You Got It", "St James Infirmary", "Follow The Leader" and "Ow". CD

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✨✧ Tony Bennett & Count BasieIn Person! ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing. Cover has some waviness and a Nice Price sticker.)
Also available In Person! (gold CD) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Count BasieFirst Time – The Count Meets The Duke ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Near Mint- ... 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
(70s stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Count BasieBig Band Vol 1 ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie Jam Session At The Montreux Jazz Festival ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
With Niels Pedersen on bass, Louis Bellson on drums, Johnny Griffin on tenor sax, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, and Milt Jackson on vibraphone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieHall Of Fame ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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!)
Also available Hall Of Fame ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Count BasieLil Ol Groovemaker Basie! ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... 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"! CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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Joe WilliamsGreatest! – Count Basie Plays & Joe Williams Sings Standards ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
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.)
Also available Greatest! – Count Basie Plays & Joe Williams Sings Standards ... LP 9.99

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Joe WilliamsGreatest! – Count Basie Plays & Joe Williams Sings Standards ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some gloss peel on the edges and light aging on the back.)
Also available Greatest! – Count Basie Plays & Joe Williams Sings Standards ... CD 4.99
 
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Tee Carson & The Basie BandsmenBasically Count ... LP
PAJ, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Willie Cook and Dale Carley on trumpet and flugelhorn, Grover Mitchell on trombone, Bill Hughes on bass trombone, Eric Dixon on tenor and flute, Bobby Plater on alto and flute, Freddie Green on guitar, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Gregg Field on drums, with Tee Carson on piano, and Mary Stallings and Acapella Gold on vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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✨✧ Bennie MotenBennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra – 1929 to 1932 – Basie Beginnings ... CD
Bluebird, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $8.99
Features Count Basie on piano – with an appearance by Ben Webster on tenor and vocals by Jimmy Rushing. Tracks include "When I'm All Alone", "Small Black", "New Vine Street Blues", "Toby", "Somebody Stole My Gal", and "Moten Swing" – 22 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul Quinichette, Buck Clayton, Nat Pierce, et alBasie Reunions (2LP pressing – Basie Reunion/For Basie) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
The title tells the tale on this one – as the session's a studio meeting of players all associated with Count Basie over the years – captured here in a style that's much more laidback and relaxed than the usual Basie set! Originally issued as 2 separate LPs a year apart, and both have the feel of Prestige's best work in the Swingville series. The set has an approach more in the blowing session mode, with long tracks on the album that really let each player step out in their own voice. Players include Paul Quinichette, Shad Collins, Buck Clayton, Jack Washington, Nat Pierce, Freddie Greene, Walter Page, Eddie Jones and Jo Jones. 10 numbers in all including "Rock-A-Bye Basie", "Texas Shuffle", "Out The Window", "Jive At Five", "Diggin' For Dex", "Blues I Love To Hear", "Love Jumped Out", "John's Idea", "Roseland Shuffle" and "Baby Don't Tell On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue. Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeI Dig The Duke – I Dig The Count ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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 and light aging.)

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Joe Williams & Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing Along With Basie ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the more obscure albums by Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross – a session of Basie tunes, performed with backing by the Count, plus additional lead vocals by Joe Williams, the voice most closely associated with the Basie group at the time! The style is similar to the trio's Sing A Song Of Basie album for ABC, but handled here with a bit more of an edge, and a rougher, more freewheeling groove that's a better fit for the great Basie sound of the late 50s – a great adaptation of the groove by Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, and Annie Ross! The record's a nice sometimes-overlooked chapter in the excellent Count Basie run on Roulette – and titles include "Every Tub", "Rusty Dusty Blues", "The King", "Shorty George", and "Let Me See". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Emus pressing with plain text logo.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Story Vol 3 – Enter The Count ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Seminal sides cut with Count Basie at the end of the 30s – presented in a package with very detailed liner notes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some splitts in the shrinkwrap and a small old sticker.)

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesOn Basie's Bandstand ... CD
Prestige, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare material from Groove Holmes – tracks originally recorded during the sessions for the album Living Soul, but never issued at the time! The set features nearly an hour of lost work by Groove – cut at Count Basie's nightclub in Harlem (hence the title), and featuring a trio with Gene Edwards on guitar and George Randall on drums. The original Living Soul album was one of Groove's best of the 60s – a powerhouse set of smoking live tracks – and these other tracks more than live up to the power of that album, featuring Groove working through the kind of longer, more hard-wailing sorts of tracks he'd cook up in a very comfortable club setting. Titles include "Nica's Dream", "This Here", "Moanin", "Rifftide", and "Indiana". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanNo Count Sarah ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's a bit of a joke – because the record features a batch sidemen from the Count Basie band – Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Freddy Green, Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster, and others – all working with Sarah, but the Count's name is missing, due to contractual obligations! Despite that lack, though, the grooves are very much in the best Basie mode – full of soul and searing horn lines – at a level that makes the album one of Sarah's liveliest from the time! Players include Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, Frank Foster and Frank Wess on tenor, and Freddie Green on guitar – and Ronnell Bright handles the piano, instead of Basie. Titles include "Darn That Dream", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Doodlin", "Just One Of Those Things", "No Count Blues", and "Missing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – SFX 10536. Cover has some aging near the opening, but vinyl is nice.)

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✨✧ Tony BennettJazz ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
A great collection of some of the more jazz-based work of singer Tony Bennett – one that features a huge amount of all-star musicians – including Al Cohn and Stan Getz on tenors, Count Basie and Herbie Hancock on pianos, Nat Adderley on cornet, Chico Hamilton and Art Blakey on drums, and Herbie Mann on flute! CD

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✨✧ George BensonBig Boss Band ... CD
Warner, 1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Out of print, Columbia House pressing.)

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Charlie ChristianGuitar Wizard ... CD
Le Jazz/Charly (UK), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $0.99
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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Frank FosterSoul Outing! ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Stormin! Tenorist Frank Foster is best known to the world for his years and years of work with Count Basie, but take it from us: his solo albums from the late 60's are waaaay better than his Basie work, and they're also some of our fave jazz sides of all time! This rare album features Foster with a groovy group that includes Virgil Jones on trumpet, Pat Rebillot on piano, Billy Butler on guitar, and the great Alan Dawson on drums and congas. The tracks are all nice and long, and they have a sinister dirty funky groove! Titles include "Skankaroony", "Show The Good Side", "While The City Sleeps", and "Chiquito Loco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and light aging.)

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Benny GoodmanFamous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1938. Used 2 CDs ... $1.99
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
(Please note the tray card is missing one spine.)

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Arthur PrysockMr Arthur Prysock & Guest ... LP
Old Town, Early 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
The famous guest here is Count Basie – who makes the album sound even groovier than some of Prysock's other records from the time – and we like all of those quite a bit! The mix is wonderful – and titles include "Where Are You", "Sunday", and "Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me" – all with Basie – plus "This Is My Love", "Speak To Me", "Pianissimo", and "You Can't Come In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! One corner of the cover has a very light stain, but the rest is great.)

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✨✧ Jimmy RushingEssential Jimmy Rushing ... LP
Vanguard, 1954/1955. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Vocalist Jimmy Rushing first came to fame working with Count Basie in the 30s, but it wasn't until the 50s that he really got the chance to step out on his own and cut a number of great sessions in the studio! This 2LP set features one of Jimmy's finest moments of the 50s – material recorded for Vanguard Records in 1954 and 1955, respectively, and featuring Rushing in the company of great small group trad players like Buddy Tate, Pat Jenkins, Emmett Berry, Lawrence Brown, and Freddie Green. The format is laidback and simple on both records – a style that clearly hearkens back to the Kansas City swing of the 30s, but which is delivered here with a more stripped-down approach that lets us focus even more on Rushing's earthy vocal presentation. Titles include the original tracks "Rock & Roll", "Sometimes I Think I Do", "Good Morning Blues", "Take Me Back Baby", "Sent For You Yesterday", and "Goin To Chicago" – plus versions of "How Long", "See See Rider", "Evenin", and "Everyday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue.)

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Joe WilliamsNew Kind Of Love ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Very Good ... $1.99
Joe Williams is away from Count Basie here, but he's still sounding great – and getting a slightly warmer approach overall – in keeping with the promise of the title! The arrangements aren't credited on the notes, but they've got a slightly lusher feel than Basie – a bit more strings on the ballads, which sound great with Williams' vocals – and a tighter, jazzier feel on some of the groovers – which still evoke a bit of the older days. Whatever the setting, Joe's got a way of putting over a tune that's simply tremendous – as you'll hear on titles that include "Just As Though You Were Here", "When Did You Leave Heaven", "Somebody", "Darn That Dream", "Stella By Starlight", "When A Woman Loves A Man", "I Only Want To Love You", and "With Every Breath I Take". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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VariousBoogie Woogie (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Columbia, 1941. Very Good+ 4 x 78 rpm album ... $24.99
Includes tracks by Count Basie, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis and others! 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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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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VariousKickin Presents Flying Dutchman Pieces – DJ's Choice 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Octave (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
A mighty sweet collection of grooves from the Flying Dutchman label – that early 70s hotbed of funk, soul, and spiritual jazz! The set features some of the best-remembered gems from the label – plus some nice surprises along the way – all spread out in a double-length set, with selections by Japanese DJ Daisuke Kuroda! There's some great interplay between vocal numbers and instrumentals – and Kuroda definitely picked some of the heaviest-hitting artists of the label, a number of whom appear here more than once. Titles include "Shape Your Mind To Die" and "Love Each Other" by Leon Thomas, "Beautiful Woman" and "A Chance For Peace" by Lonnie Liston Smith, "Gypsy Queen" by Count Basie, "When You Are Who You Are" and "The Needle's Eye" by Gil Scott Heron, "This Is The Me Me" and "Onsaya Joy" by Richard Groove Holmes, "Peace" and "Chains" by Black & Blues, "Nicole" by The Cyrkle, "Skull Session" by Oliver Nelson, "Friends & Neighbors" by Ornette Coleman, "Tite Rope" by Harold Alexander, "Heavy Soul Slinger" by Bernard Purdie, "Descarga" and "See Saw Affair" by Cesar 830, "Lady Day & John Coltrane" and "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" by Gil Scott Heron, "The Creator Has A Master Plan" and "Just In Time To See The Sun" by Leon Thomas, "Chains Of Love" by Esther Marrow, and "Mama Soul" by Harold Alexander. CD

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VariousMusic To Read James Bond By Vol 2 ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $34.99
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
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole. Cover has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Charlie ChristianGenius Of The Electric Guitar (4CD set) (amp box edition) ... CD
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing work from guitarist Charlie Christian – an artist who only recorded for a few short years before an untimely early death – but a player whose work went onto have a huge impact on both the guitar and jazz music in general for years to come! Charlie's playing has a sharp edge that's undeniable – an approach to the guitar that's definitely jazz, yet also finds a place for bluesy inflections too – in styles that no doubt influenced later players like Grant Green or Tal Farlow – and which may have also been an inspiration to electrified bluesmen in the 50s, too. This package brings together a huge amount of Christian's crucial sides for the Columbia label – material that features his raw electric instrument in the company of the Benny Goodman sextet, where Charlie could really shine – and a bit in Benny's larger group too. The package also features raw material that has Christian playing with Count Basie & Lester Young, and the Metronome All Stars – plus detailed notes too. 98 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print first pressing – in the cool amp-styled box! Outer box has some edgewear & is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Benny GoodmanFamous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert (2LP set) ... LP
Columbia, 1938. Very Good- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 360 Sound Masterworks pressing. Includes the heavy inner sleeves. Outer cover is stained a bit at the bottom seam, with small splits in the top and bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesLiving Soul ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tight trio material from the legendary Richard Groove Holmes – caught live at Count Basie's Nightclub in Harlem, working hard and heavy with a trio that features Gene Edwards on guitar and George Randall on drums! This live set is the kind of record that beautifully shows why Groove was so popular with live audiences in the 60s – because he can burn all night long, with no tricks, no gimmicks, just a straight-on soul jazz groove and some amazing work on the Hammond! Most cuts are pretty long – and there's some great groovers on here like Gerald Wilson's "Blues For Yna Yna", a cover of "Girl From Ipanema", Jimmy Heath's "Gemini", and Groove's own "Living Soul". CD
(Out of print, 1998 pressing with 20 bit K2 mastering. Obi has some wear and small pieces of clear tape on the back but still a nice copy!)

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✨✧ Joe Williams & Harry Sweets EdisonTogether ... LP
Roulette, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a record from this pair of Basie-ites – one that allows Joe Williams to hit some different modes than on his fuller records with the Count – set up here in a nicely relaxed groove with trumpeter Harry Sweets Edison! Arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, but are more laidback than some of his fuller charts – and we love hearing Joe at a level when he doesn't have to punch it out of the park, and can just fall back in a sweet groove alongside Harry's trumpet, which then often gets a spot to solo on the tune. Charles Thompson plays piano – again with a style that's more easygoing than Basie – and titles include "Out Of Nowhere", "Together", "Winter Weather", "By The River Saint Marie", "Alone Together", "Deep Purple", and "Lover Come Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – rainbow radial label with deep groove. Cover has some light splitting on the top seam, and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousFree Soul Flying Dutchman ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic double-dip into the mighty catalog of Flying Dutchman Records – one of the hippest early 70s imprints in the worlds of jazz, soul, and funk! The blend of music here is great – as the collection features some key cuts by the bigger names on the label, plus some overlooked gems that really get at the all-great spirit of their recordings – pulled together with a vibe that matches the upbeat, positive spirit of the many other entries in the Free Soul series from Japan! There's plenty of vocal cuts on the collection, but some instrumentals too – and the 2CD package features 39 tracks in all, over 160 minutes of music – with titles that include "Money Honey" by Esther Marrow, "Love Each Other" by Leon Thomas, "Soulful Strut" by Steve Allen, "Heavy Soul Slinger" by Bernard Purdie, "When You Are Who You Are" by Gil Scott-Heron, "Bridges" by Cesar 830, "The Creator Has A Master Plan" by Louis Armstrong, "A Chance For Peace" by Lonnie Liston Smith, "Head Start" by Bob Thiele Emergency, "Tite Rope" by Harold Alexander, "Nicole" by The Cyrkle, "From This Moment On" by Shelly Manne, "He Don't Appreciate It" by Esther Marrow, "Mama Soul" by Harold Alexander, "Just In Time To See The Sun" by Leon Thomas, "This Is The Me Me" by Richard Groove Holmes, "I Think I'll Call It Morning" by Gil Scott-Heron, "El Arriero" by Gato Barbieri, "Footprints" by Lonnie Liston Smith, "Gypsy Queen" by Count Basie, and "See Saw Affair" by Cesar 830. CD

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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
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ VariousSound Of Jazz – The Memorable 57 Broadcast (Columbia Jazz Masterpiece pressing) ... CD
Columbia, 1957. Used ... 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. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George BensonBig Boss Band ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1990. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Henri SalvadorSes Plus Grandes Chansons ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great little set that collects 36 tracks by singer Henri Salvador – one of the darlings of the Parisian postwar scene, and a very talented vocalist with a range of styles that runs from Latin jazz to breezy ballads to more tropical-inflected work. The package is a great introduction to Salvador's work – much of which shares the same Latin pacing as Serge Gainsbourg's earliest sides (of the "Colour Cafe" era). Titles include "Une Ile Au Soleil", "Les Papous", "Fugue En Rire", "Faut Rigoler", "Dracula Cha Cha Cha", "Blouse Du Dentiste", "Ma Pipe", "Juanita Banana", and "Count Basie". 36 tracks in all – and a very groovy collection throughout! CD

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✨✧ Frank SinatraMan & His Music ... LP
Reprise, Mid 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A very cool package – one that has Frank Sinatra narrating his career in music – as he performs re-recorded versions of classics, with backings by Nelson Riddle, Johnny Mandel, Count Basie, Gordon Jenkins, Don Costa, and Billy May! The spoken bits are wonderful – and the whole thing is one of the best "texts" you could ever find on the Sinatra persona in the 60s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and tan label stereo pressing. Cover has a small sticker on the spine.)

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✨✧ VariousSmithsonian Collection Of Classic Jazz (6LP Box Set) ... LP
Smithsonian, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Near Mint- 6LP Box Set ... Out Of Stock
A massive collection of classic jazz– includes Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, and many others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Box has some discoloration from age on back.)

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✨✧ VariousReadymade Digs Brunswick ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Birdland All StarsBirdland All Stars Live At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Roulette, 1954. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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
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