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".
(Japanese pressing, with obi – SFX 10536. Cover has some aging near the opening, but vinyl is nice.)