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Count BasieAir Shots Birdland Vol 2 – January 1953 ... LP
Unique Jazz (Italy), 1953. Sealed ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue, still sealed with a Best Entertainment Value sticker. Shrinkwrap has some holes at the bottom and is cracked at the top seam but is still intact and unopened.)

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Count BasieApril In Paris ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 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". CD
(80s West German pressing.)

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Count BasieAt The Famous Door 1938 to 1939 ... LP
Jazz Archives, 1938/1939. Sealed Gatefold ... $14.99 19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue, still sealed in clean shrink!)

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Count BasieBand Of Distinction (aka Basie) ... LP
Clef, 1955. Very Good ... $11.99
It certainly was the band of distinction – especially at this point, when the group featured players like Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Ernie Wilkins, Marshall Royal, Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Bennie Powell, and Freddie Green. And hey, let's not forget Basie himself! Titles include "Two Franks", "Ska Di Didle Dee Bee Doo", "Rails", "Blues Backstage", and "Perdido" – and there's a very strong focus on the best soloists in the group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, peel spot in the upper corner, some surface wear & aging.)

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Count BasieBasie ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good ... $13.99
A beautiful early Verve recording by Basie – one that's packaged here in a great David Stone Martin cover, with a red and blue watercolor of Basie himself. Players include Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Ernie Wilkins, Marshall Royal, Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Bennie Powell, and Freddie Green – plus Basie, of course. Titles include "Two Franks", "Ska Di Didle Dee Bee Doo", "Rails", "Blues Backstage", and "Perdido" – and there's a very strong focus on the best soloists in the group! (Note: this material was also issued under the title The Band Of Distinction – but this is the first version.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label Clef pressing with a trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has wear & aging, clear tape on the bottom seam.)

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Count BasieBasie In Sweden ... LP
Roulette, 1962. Very Good+ ... $6.99 8.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French Vogue pressing.)

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Count BasieBasie Plays Hefti (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Roulette (Japan), Late 1950s. Used ... $29.99 34.99
Tremendous work from one of the greatest pairings in 50s jazz – the crack later group of Count Basie and the amazing arranging talents of the great Neal Hefti! Hefti later went onto greater fame as a 60s soundtrack composer, but back in the day him and Basie were an incredible team together – as Hefti's talent for quirky, witty, whimsical horn passages really opened up the Basie sound of earlier years – and took the band far past any Kansas City cliches, into a groove that was much more suited for a modern audience! This album's one of the best the two ever cut together – and it's overflowing with Hefti gems that include "Cute", "Pensive Miss", "Sloo Foot", "Scoot", "A Little Tempo Please", "Count Down", and "Pony Tail". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still sealed!)

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Count BasieBasie's Timing ... LP
MPS/Delta (Netherlands), Late 1960s/Early 1970s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Count BasieBlues By BasieCount Basie 1942 ... LP
Tax (Sweden), 1942. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Recorded in Hollywood in 1942, accompanied by his All American Rhythm Section with Buck Clayton, Freddie Green, Walter Page, and Jo Jones; and with his orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCafe Society Uptown 1941 ... CD
Jazz Unlimited, 1941. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Features Buck Clayton on trumpet, Dicky Wells on trombone, Don Byas on tenor, Freddie Green on guitar, Walter Page on bass, Jo Jones on drums, and Jimmy Rushing on vocals. 38 tracks on 2 CDs. CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieChairman of The Board ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
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
(Colorbar label pressing with deep groove. Cover has tiny splits on the top seam, aging, and light wear.)

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Count BasieChronological Count Basie & His Orchestra 1940 to 1941 ... CD
Classics (France), 1940/1941. Used ... $12.99
Early 40's recordings, done for Okeh with Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Don Byas, plus Helen Humes and Jimmy Rushing on vocals. 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 BasieCount Basie & His Orchestra (10 inch album) ... LP
Clef/Mercury, 1952. Very Good ... $19.99
An early collaboration between Count Basie and Norman Granz – and a real cooker too! Granz shows some great foresight here – grabbing Basie at a time when his group was just getting its groove back, and really learning how to hit a more modern sound! The set includes some great tenor sax work from Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Paul Quinichette –and titles include "Sure Thing", "Jive At Five", "Every Tub", and "New Basie Blues". In a great David Stone Martin cover too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, ink stamp on back.)

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Count BasieCount Basie & His Orchestra In Concert ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1962. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Unissued live material from a great stretch in the career of Count Basie – that time when he was turning in some excellent concert performances for Roulette Records, material that's got very similar charms to the music on this set! As with most of Roulette Basie, that revived sense of timing from Neal Hefti is very strongly in play – that magnificent sense of space between the notes that made this period of the Count's ensemble such a great one – with a rhythmic focus that's brilliant, and which opens up with even more excitement when a key soloist steps in! Players include Thad Jones and Snooky young on trumpets, Henry Coker and Benny Powell on trombones, Frank Foster and Eric Dixon on tenors, Freddie Green on guitar, Marshall Royal on alto, and Frank Wess on flute and alto – and there's a bit of vocals on a few tracks from later soul singers OC Smith and Irene Reid. Titles include "Segue In C", "Why Not", "Easy Money", "Backwater Blues", "Lil Darlin", "Easin It", "April In Paris", and "Cute". CD

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Count BasieCount Basie & The Kansas City Seven ... CD
MCA/Impulse, 1962. Used ... $5.99
Stripped-down Count Basie from the start of the 60s – a great little set that has the Count working with some of the best players from his larger group, in a session of even more intimate small combo material! The sounds here echo the Basie groove of the earlier years, but the overall presentation is a fair bit more modern – nicely syncopated with that sense of space discovered by Basie in the 50s – and perfectly interpreted by players who include Thad Jones on trumpet, Frank Wess on flute, Frank Foster on tenor, Freddie Green on guitar, Eric Dixon on flute, and Basie himself on both piano and organ – the latter of which is quite a treat! Titles include "Secrets", "Count's Place", "I Want A Little Girl", "Tally Ho Mr Basie", "Senator Whitehead", "Whatcha Talkin", and "Shoe Shine Boy". CD
(1996 digipak pressing, still sealed!)

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Count BasieCount Basie & The Kansas City Seven (Impulse) ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $3.99
Stripped-down Count Basie from the start of the 60s – a great little set that has the Count working with some of the best players from his larger group, in a session of even more intimate small combo material! The sounds here echo the Basie groove of the earlier years, but the overall presentation is a fair bit more modern – nicely syncopated with that sense of space discovered by Basie in the 50s – and perfectly interpreted by players who include Thad Jones on trumpet, Frank Wess on flute, Frank Foster on tenor, Freddie Green on guitar, Eric Dixon on flute, and Basie himself on both piano and organ – the latter of which is quite a treat! Titles include "Secrets", "Count's Place", "I Want A Little Girl", "Tally Ho Mr Basie", "Senator Whitehead", "Whatcha Talkin", and "Shoe Shine Boy". CD
(Early MCA/Impulse pressing – disc made in Japan.)

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Count BasieCount Basie Dance Parade (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, 1949. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)

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Count BasieCount Basie Story ... CD
Roulette/EMI, 1960. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
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". CD
(2004 CD pressing.)

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Count BasieDance Along With Basie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette/Poll Winners Records (Spain), 1959. Used ... $6.99
One of the lesser-remembered Basie sessions for Roulette – but one of the best ones too! The album follows nicely in the "dance" style of Basie's earlier albums for Clef – by offering a set of work that was typical of that the group might have performed on one of their more popular live sets for swingers. The tunes are a bit familiar, the charts are more rhythmic and not too far out – but the playing is top-shelf all the way, and the set grooves with a style that makes you easily understand why the Count was still going strong at the time. Titles include "It Had To Be You", "Fools Rush In", "Easy Living", "Give Me The Simple Life", "Secret Love", and "Easy Living". CD

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Count BasieDance Sessions ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1952/1953/1954. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Includes the songs "Straight Life", "Basie Goes Wess", "Softly With Feeling", "Peace Pipe", "Blues Go Away", "Cherry Point", "Bubbles", "Right On", "The Blues Done Come Back", "Plymouth Rock", "Stereophonic", "Mambo Mist", "Sixteen Men Swinging", "She's Just My Size", "You're Not The Kind", "I Feel Like A New Man", "You For Me", "Soft Drink", "Two For The Blues", "Slow But Sure", "Be My Guest", "Blues For The Count And Oscar", "Goin' To Chicago", "Sent For You Yesterday", "Bread", "There's A Small Hotel", "Tipping On The QT", "Blee Blop Blues", "Extended Blues", "I Want A Little Girl", "Oh, Lady Be Good", "Song Of The Islands", "The New Basie Blues", "Sure Thing", "Why Not", "Fawncy Meeting You", "Bootsie", "Tom Whaley", "Paradise Squat", "Basie Talks", "Hob Nail Boogie", "Jack And Jill", "Bunny", and "Cash Box". CD

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Count BasieEasin' It – Music From The Pen Of Frank Foster ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Frank Foster is one of our favorite talents in jazz – an excellent tenorist who spent some of his key years in the Count Basie orchestra, but a player who also had a very rich career on his own as well! This album features Frank's talents really coming to the forefront of the Basie group – in a set of all-original material penned and arranged by Foster – really fresh tunes that are a perfect fit for the soulful spirit of the reedman's collaborators in the group, and which definitely show off the growing talents of Foster as a composer. There's a lot more going on here than you might expect – some surprisingly complicated charts for the horns, yet still with that rock-solid swing you'd expect from Basie – and most tracks are longer than usual for a Roulette album, nicely open numbers that include "Brotherly Shove", "Easin It", "Blues For Daddy-O", "Four Five Six", and "Mama Dev". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label pressing. Cover has light wear, some yellowing from age, and splitting in the seams.)

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Count BasieHave A Nice Day ... LP
Daybreak, 1971. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Al Grey, Bill Hughes, Groer Mitchell, Melvin Wanxo, and John Watson Sr on trombones; Paul Cohen, George "Sonny" Cohn, George Minger, and Waymon Reed on trumpets; Bobby "Jersey Bounce" Plater, Eric Dixon, Curtis Peagler, JC Williams, and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis on saxophones; Freddie Green on guitar, Norman "Dewey" Keenan on bass, and Harold Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, and some marks in pen in back.)

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Count BasieIn Disco Order Vol 1 ... LP
Ajax, 1936/1937. Sealed ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue, still sealed with Best Entertainment Value sticker.)

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Count BasieJumpin' ... CD
Columbia River, Late 1930s/Early 1940s. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
32 songs over two CDs. CD
(Thin cutout notch through spine.)

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Count BasieJumpin' At The Woodside ... CD
Jazz Roots, 1930s/1940s. Used ... $3.99
Notable sidemen include Thad Jones on trumpet, Frank Wess on flute and reeds, Frank Foster and Billy Mitchell on tenor sax, and Freddie Green on guitar. CD

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Count BasieKansas City 7 ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1980. Used ... $6.99
Count Basie on piano, JJ Johnson on trombone, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and flugelhorn, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis on tenor saxophone, Joe Pass on guitar, and Jake Hanna on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieMostly Blues & Some Others ... LP
Pablo, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Snooky Young on trumpet, Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, Freddie Green on rhythm guitar, Joe Pass on solo guitar, John Heard on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieOld Count & The New Count (10 inch LP) ... LP
Epic, Early 1940s/Early 1950s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A mix of vintage and postwar material from Count Basie! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging, but is nice overall!)

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Count BasiePop Goes The Basie ... LP
Reprise, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Count Basie goes pop, and the results are mighty nice – a hard-swinging take on familiar tunes from the 60s, but all re-tooled the jazzy Basie way! The vibe here is right up there with the best Neal Hefti moments with the group – and although the arrangements are by Billy Byers, they've got that sense of tightness that Hefti first help bring to the band – a great setting for the inventive solos, and all the cool little twists and turns that make a record like this so great. And while you might think of the setting, or the title, as some sort of sell-out on the Count's part – the album's instead a perfect way to hear what made the Basie band so great – how they could completely transform tunes like "Pretty Woman", "Bye Bye Love", "Doo Wah Diddy Diddy", "At Long Last Love", and "Go Away Little Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo.)

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Count BasieThis Time By Basie! ... LP
Reprise, 1963. Very Good ... $5.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing. Vinyl plays with a click on the first track on side 2 – but the rest is NM- Cover has light wear & aging.)

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Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie's Beatle Bag ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $8.99
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! CD
(1998 digipak pressing.)

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Count Basie/Bennie MortonCount Basie In Kansas City/Bennie Moten's Great Band Of 1930 to 1932 ... LP
RCA, Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Vintage recordings with Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra, with notable sidemen including Hot Lips Page, Ben Webster, Jimmy Rushing, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Duke Ellington & Count BasieFirst Time – The Count Meets The Duke ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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
(6 eye stereo CBS pressing. Cover has minimal wear and looks nice overall.)

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Duke Ellington & Count BasieFirst Time – The Count Meets The Duke (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD
(1999 pressing with 7 bonus tracks.)
Also available First Time – The Count Meets The Duke ... LP 16.99

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Ella Fitzgerald & Count BasieElla & Basie ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... $6.99
Quincy Jones handles the arrangements, so the set's got plenty of soul – and the band really swings on titles that include "Tea For Two", "Deed I Do", "My Last Affair", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall", and "Shiny Stockings". CD
(1997 Verve Master Edition.)

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Milt Jackson & Count BasieBig Band Vol 1 ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Metronome All-Stars (Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, & Others)Metronome All-Stars 1956 ... LP
Clef, 1956. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Features Ella Fitzgerald on vocal performances of "April In Paris", "Party Blues", and "Every Day I Have The Blues" – with Count Basie backing. Also features a jam session version of "Billie's Bounce" – with Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Tal Farlow, Zoot Sims, and others – and a solo piano take on "Lady Fair" by George Wallington. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. The back cover has light staining & waviness around the edges, aging.)

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Arthur Prysock & Count BasieArthur Prysock & Count Basie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... $2.99 4.99
An incredible pairing of two important 60s talents – magnificent vocals from Arthur Prysock, and some of the best backings he ever received – thanks to Basie! CD adds in three more tracks – originally done for Old Town Records! CD
(1989 Verve/Polygram pressing.)

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Frank Sinatra & Count BasieIt Might As Well Be Swing (7 inch jukebox ep) ... 7-inch
Reprise, Early 60s. Good (pic cover)... $0.99
A delightful little jukebox EP from 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 "Fly Me To the Moon", "More", "The Good Life", and "I Wanna Be Around". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has half split top & bottom seams, light surface wear & aging.)

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Jackie Wilson with Count BasieManufacturers Of Soul ... LP
Brunswick, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99 14.99
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
(Original pressing. Cover has two cutout holes and light wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie Jam ... CD
Pablo, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An all-star jam session from Montreux in 1973 – recorded in true Verve style by the great Norman Granz, Count Basie at the head of a group that includes Louie Bellson, Ray Brown, JJ Johnson, Harry Edison, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, and Zoot Sims! Tracks are nice lengthy rakes of Basie classics, with plenty of solo space – a bit tighter than a more traditional jam session, probably because the players get along so well together! 5 numbers in all, including "Doubling The Blues", "Hanging Out", "Red Bank Blues", "One-Nighter" and "Freeport Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie Jam #2 ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Count Basie on piano with Benny Carter on alto sax, Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor sax, Clark Terry on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, Joe Pass on guitar, John Heard on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie Jam #3 ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Benny Carter on alto, Louis Bellson on drums, John Heard on bass, Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, Joe Pass on Guitar, Clark Terry on Trumpet, and Al Grey on trombone. CD

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✨✧ Count BasieBeaver Junction ... CD
Vintage Jazz, Mid 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 25 tracks recorded for V-Disc and the Armed Forces Radio Service – with Lester Young, Buddy Rich, Jimmy Rushing, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie & Friends (with bonus track) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Count Basie on piano and organ – with Freddie Green on guitar, Ray Brown or Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums – plus additional piano and organ from Oscar Peterson! CD

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie – The V Discs – 1944 to 1945 ... LP
Jazz Society (Sweden), Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Notable personnel include Harry Edison on trumpet, Louis Taylor on trombone, Earle Warren on alto sax, Lester Young on tenor sax, Jo Jones on drums, and Rodney Richardson on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and bumped corners.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie – V-Discs Vol 2 – 1943 to 1945 ... LP
Jazz Society (Sweden), Early 40s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Buck Clayton, Harry Edison, Dicky Wells, Joe Newman, Lester Young, Buddy Tate, Frddie Greene, Jo Jones, Jimmy Rushing, Lucky Thompson, and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Count BasieFarmers Market Barbecue ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Count Basie and Barbecue – words together that are bound to make us love this CD! The set's got an easygoing swing that takes us right back to Basie's best for Roulette Records – a reference the title seems to imply – and although the band's a later one, they've got that perfect Basie sense of fluidity, especially in the way the horns come together! Basie's piano work isn't as dramatic or dynamic as in years past, but that's fine with us, because the band more than makes up for that change with their own groovy sound. Titles include "Way Out Basie", "I Don't Know It Yet", "Lester Leaps In", "Beaver Junction", and "Ain't That Something". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieGet Together ... CD
Pablo, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little Count Basie get together – one of those small group sessions from the 70s, which made some of these later years of his career such a delight! The album's nicely relaxed – in the best Pablo Records way – almost an extension of the Verve swing modes of the 50s, when players really got to open up more on their solos – but maybe with a bit more Basie bite in the groove, too! The Count's on piano – and the group features Clark Terry and Harry Edison on trumpets, Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, Budd Johnson on tenor and baritone, Freddie Green on guitar, John Clayton on bass, and Gus Johnson drums. The Green/Basie sense of rhythm is as impeccable as always – and titles include "Ode To Pres", "Basie's Bag", "Like It Used To be", "Swinging On The Cusp", and "My Main Men". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieKansas City 5 ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Count Basie on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Joe Pass on guitar, John Heard on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums. CD
(OJC pressing.)

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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
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Count BasieOn My Way & Shoutin Again – Count Basie Plays Music By Neal Hefti ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful album of 60s Basie – one that focuses on the writing and arranging talents of the great Neal Hefti! Hefti's one of our favorite soundtrack composers of the decade, but in the years before his film fame, he was a frequent partner of Basie – and this album marks one of their greatest collaborations together. The tunes are very much in the "loud, then soft, then loud" mode that Hefti pioneered with Basie's angular group of the 50s – but they've also got some of the warmer, more whimsical touches that Neal would explore more fully in his later soundtrack work too. The result is a classic Basie session, but with plenty of surprises – featuring a fresh batch of tunes that includes "Jump For Johnny", "Ducky Bumps", "Rose Bud", "Shanghaied", "Together Again", and "Eee Dee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing, in a stereo cover.)

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✨✧ Count Basie & Joe TurnerBosses ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Joe Turner on vocals and Count Basie on piano and organ – with Eddie Davis and Zoot Sims on tenor, Harry Edison on trumpet, JJ Johnson on trombone, Ray Brown on bass, Irving Ashby on guitar, and Louis Bellson on drums. CD
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Count Basie with Oliver NelsonAfrique ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the deepest albums that Count Basie ever recorded – thanks to some great arrangements and backings by Oliver Nelson! Nelson's working in the same groovy mode he used with Jimmy Smith's excellent Verve sessions – and although the record doesn't have the same sort of star soloist in the lead, the Basie band members do a great job of trading off solos over the enigmatic backings crafted by Nelson. A number of the tracks have a Latin flair – and work on electric bass grooves that push the set farther than the usual Basie outing of the time – with a flavor that's right up there with the hippest Nelson sessions for Flying Dutchman, and maybe even a bit like spiritual ensemble material too. Titles include versions of Albert Ayler's "Love Flower" and Pharoah Sanders' "Japan", plus originals by Nelson like "Afrique", "Kilimanjaro", and "African Sunrise". CD

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Count BasieOn The Sunny Side Of The Street ... CD
Verve/Polygram (Germany), 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features arrangements by Quincy Jones! CD
(West German pressing.)

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald/Count Basie/Joe WilliamsOne O'Clock Jump (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ella Fitzgerald joins the unbeatable late 50s team of Count Basie and Joe Williams – singing a bit of duets with Joe, and also letting him take the lead on his own! Players include Joe Newman and Thad Jones on trumpets, Frank Foster and Frank Wess on tenors, Freddie Greene on guitar, and Count Basie on piano! CD
(Out of print.)

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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
(70s orange and tan label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie Big Band ... CD
Pablo, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Basie band is plenty big here – but never too much so to lose their confident swing of earlier years! The Count is still firmly at the helm at the time of this recording – leading and playing keys with that spacious, stepping quality that makes a Basie number of the later years groove so nicely. But there's also some wonderfully complex patterns on the horns – new shadings and colorings that come through on the album's batch of all original tracks by Sam Nestico, whose presence in the group in the 70s really helped shape its sound. Sam's work here is every bit as valuable as Neal Hefti's in the 50s – and tunes like "Front Burner", "Freckle Face", "Orange Sherbert", "Soft As Velvet", and "Midnight Freight" push the group far past the cliches they might have fallen into during these later years! CD
(1987 pressing.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie Plays Hefti ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from one of the greatest pairings in 50s jazz – the crack later group of Count Basie and the amazing arranging talents of the great Neal Hefti! Hefti later went onto greater fame as a 60s soundtrack composer, but back in the day him and Basie were an incredible team together – as Hefti's talent for quirky, witty, whimsical horn passages really opened up the Basie sound of earlier years – and took the band far past any Kansas City cliches, into a groove that was much more suited for a modern audience! This album's one of the best the two ever cut together – and it's overflowing with Hefti gems that include "Cute", "Pensive Miss", "Sloo Foot", "Scoot", "A Little Tempo Please", "Count Down", and "Pony Tail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has wide clear tape on all seams, surface wear, spot of pen, aging.)
Also available Basie Plays Hefti (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie Plays Hefti (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette/Essential Jazz (Spain), 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from one of the greatest pairings in 50s jazz – the crack later group of Count Basie and the amazing arranging talents of the great Neal Hefti! Hefti later went onto greater fame as a 60s soundtrack composer, but back in the day him and Basie were an incredible team together – as Hefti's talent for quirky, witty, whimsical horn passages really opened up the Basie sound of earlier years – and took the band far past any Kansas City cliches, into a groove that was much more suited for a modern audience! This album's one of the best the two ever cut together – and it's overflowing with Hefti gems that include "Cute", "Pensive Miss", "Sloo Foot", "Scoot", "A Little Tempo Please", "Count Down", and "Pony Tail". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie Talks – The New Testament Band ... CD
Ocium (Spain), 1952. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 CD documents the group's initial recordings for Verve/Clef – 23 tracks in all, all recorded between January and July 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". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieBlues By Basie/One O'Clock Jump ... CD
Collectables, 1940s/Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two LPs on one CD! CD

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✨✧ Count BasieClass Of '54 (Black Lion) ... CD
Black Lion, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Count Basie on organ and piano, Marshall Royal on alto saxophone and clarinet, Ernie Wilkins on alto and tenor saxophone, Charlie Fowlkes on baritone saxophone, Frank Wess on flute and tenor saxophone, Frank Foster on tenor saxophone, Benny Powell, Bill Hughes, and Henry Coker on trombone, Joe Newman, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, and Wendell Culley on trumpet, Freddie Green on guitar, Ed Jones on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums. CD
(Out of print, original Black Lion pressing – tray card has a small cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Count BasieComplete Roulette Live Recordings Of Count Basie & His Orchestra 1959 to 1962 (8CD set) ... CD
Roulette/Mosaic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 8CD ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Count Basie – recorded here in one of our favorite periods for his band! There's a huge amount of unreleased material here – maybe more than any other Mosaic set – sessions that were recorded for albums, but winnowed down to only get issued on Basie In Sweden, Basie At Birdland, and Breakfast Dance & Barbecue – leaving lots of material to come out here for the first time ever! CD
(Out of print numbered limited edition – box and book are in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Count BasieKansas City Suite – The Music Of Benny Carter ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... 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 color bar label pressing with deep groove. Cover has large splits on all seams and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieKing Of Swing (LP style sleeve edition) ... CD
Clef/Verve, 1953. Used ... 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". CD
(2002 LP sleeve edition, includes domestic obi.)

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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
(Stereo MGM pressing. Cover has a mild corner bend.)

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✨✧ Count BasieMore Hits Of The 50s & 60s ... LP
Verve, 1963. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Basie hits the hits of the 50s and early 60s – working here with some tight Billy Byers arrangements that really help transform the tunes! The groove is upbeat, bright, and brilliantly soulful – that punctuated Basie groove first formed when Neal Hefti was with the group, still carried off here wonderfully by a lineup that includes Frank Wess and Frank Foster on saxes, Snooky Young and Al Aarons on trumpets, Benny Powell and Henry Coker on trombones, and Freddie Green on guitar. Titles include "The Second Time Around", "Hey Jealous Lover", "All Of Me", "This Love Of Mine", "Saturday Night", "Come Fly With Me", and "South Of The Border" – almost a Sinatra album in spirit, given the choice of tunes like these! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has an X imprint at the bottom right corner and some yellowing from age.)

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✨✧ Count BasieOn The Road ... LP
Pablo, 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Freddie Green on guitar, Keter Betts on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums, with orchestra! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Count BasieSixteen Men Swinging (Dance Session Vol 1 & 2) ... LP
Verve, 1953/1954. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Two wonderful early 50s albums recorded by Count Basie for Verve – both sessions aimed at the dancefloor, and served up with an undeniably soulful groove! The style here is hard and swinging – the older Basie mode refined for the 50s – thanks to arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, Frank Foster, Neal Hefti, Manny Albam, and others! Groups on the set are often a bit small – and feature reeds by Frank Foster, Frank Wess, and Paul Quinichette; trumpets by Thad Jones, Joe Wilder, and Joe Newman; trombone from Henry Coker and Benny Powell; guitar by Freddie Green; and both piano and organ from Count Basie – the latter of which is a surprising and wonderful addition to this set! Features 24 tracks in all – with titles that include "Cherry Point", "Bubbles", "Straight Life", "Basie Goes Wess", "Mambo Mist", "Stereophonic", "Plymouth Rock", "Sixteen Men Swinging", "You For Me", "Soft Drink", "Slow But Sure", and "She's Just My Size". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Count BasieThis Time By Basie – Hits Of The 50s & 60s ... LP
Reprise, 1963. Near Mint- ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo Jazz Series pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, with a small center split in the spine, and center split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Count Basie featuring Jimmy RushingBasie's Basement ... CD
RCA/BMG, Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Mister Roberts' Roost", "Seventh Avenue Express", "Sophisticated Swing", and "House Rent Boogie". CD
(Out of print 2004 pressing.)

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✨✧ Count Basie/Lambert, Hendricks & Ross/Joe WilliamsBasie In Person ... LP
Natural Organic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, spot of sticker remnant.)

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✨✧ Tony Bennet & Count BasieChicago (aka Count Basie Swings/Tony Bennett Sings) ... CD
Prestige, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, grooviest Tony Bennett albums you could ever hope to buy – a really wonderful album that features backings by the Count Basie band, in the best swinging mode of their Roulette Records years! Tony always had a lot of jazz in his sound, but this album's a really special one – and quite different than the gentler territory of his later jazz efforts with Bill Evans – instead a record that really pushes that strong vocal range that Bennett always had on his pop singles of the 50s, but refocuses the sound towards a deeper Basie mode. Arrangements are by Ralph Sharon, Tony's usual accompanist – but the sound is pure Basie all the way through! Titles include "Life Is A Song", "Plenty Of Money", "Poor Little Rich Girl", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", and "Growing Pains". CD

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✨✧ Tony Bennet & Count BasieIncomparable (aka Count Basie Swings/Tony Bennett Sings) ... CD
Prestige/Prism Leisure (UK), 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, grooviest Tony Bennett albums you could ever hope to buy – a really wonderful album that features backings by the Count Basie band, in the best swinging mode of their Roulette Records years! Tony always had a lot of jazz in his sound, but this album's a really special one – and quite different than the gentler territory of his later jazz efforts with Bill Evans – instead a record that really pushes that strong vocal range that Bennett always had on his pop singles of the 50s, but refocuses the sound towards a deeper Basie mode. Arrangements are by Ralph Sharon, Tony's usual accompanist – but the sound is pure Basie all the way through! Titles include "Life Is A Song", "Plenty Of Money", "Poor Little Rich Girl", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", and "Growing Pains". CD

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✨✧ Count Basie88 Basie Street ... CD
Pablo, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Count BasieAmazing Love/Magic ... 78 RPM
Clef, 1956. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
With Joe Williams. 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Count BasieAmerica's #1 Band – The Columbia Years (4CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1930s/1940s/1950s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes 89 orchestra and small group tracks, plus a thick booklet with detailed notes. Tracks include "I'll Remember April", "St. Louis Blues", "Taxi War Dance", "Pound Cake", "Easy Does It", Stay On It", "Rock-A-Bye Basie", and "Ebony Rhapsody". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieApril In Paris ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good+ ... 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

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✨✧ Count BasieAtomic Band Live In Concert ... CD
Bandstand (Italy), 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Count Basie on guitar, Charlie Fowlkes, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, and Marshall Royal on saxophone, Al Grey, Benny Powell, and Henry Coker on trombone, Joe Newman, Snooky Young, Thad Jones, and Wendell Culley on trumpet, Freddie Green on guitar, Eddie Jones on bass, and Sonny Payne on drums. CD

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie At Birdland ... LP
Roulette, 1961. Very Good+ ... 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

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie At Birdland (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette, 1961. Used ... 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! CD features 8 more bonus tracks – recorded at the same time, and first issued on the Mosaic set Complete Roulette Live Recordings – titles that include "Easin It", "Corner Pocket", "Discommotion", "Whirly Bird (inst)", "I Needs To Be Bee'd With", and "A Little Tempo Please". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie Big Band ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
The Basie band is plenty big here – but never too much so to lose their confident swing of earlier years! The Count is still firmly at the helm at the time of this recording – leading and playing keys with that spacious, stepping quality that makes a Basie number of the later years groove so nicely. But there's also some wonderfully complex patterns on the horns – new shadings and colorings that come through on the album's batch of all original tracks by Sam Nestico, whose presence in the group in the 70s really helped shape its sound. Sam's work here is every bit as valuable as Neal Hefti's in the 50s – and tunes like "Front Burner", "Freckle Face", "Orange Sherbert", "Soft As Velvet", and "Midnight Freight" push the group far past the cliches they might have fallen into during these later years! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie In Europe ... CD
LRC/Lester (Japan), Early 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Freddie Green on guitar. CD

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie In London ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... 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". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie In Sweden ... CD
Roulette, 1962. Used ... 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
Also available Basie In Sweden ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie One More Time ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... 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

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✨✧ Count BasieBest Of Basie ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Count BasieBest Of Count Basie ... LP
Decca/MCA, Late 30s/Early 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A really great collection of some of Basie's first important material – 2LPs worth of classics that set the tone for generations to come! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Count BasieChronogical Count Basie & His Orchestra 1939 ... CD
Classics, 1939. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Chu Berry, Lester Young, Buddy Tate, Buck Clayton, Dicky Wells, Harry Edison, and Shad Collins. CD

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✨✧ Count BasieChronological Count Basie & His Orchestra 1939 to 1940 ... CD
Classics (France), 1939/1940. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Tab Smith, Buddy Tate, Lester Young, Dicky Wells, Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson, Harry Edison and Jo Jones. CD

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✨✧ Count BasieChronological Count Basie & His Orchestra 1939 Vol 2 ... CD
Classics (France), 1939. Used ... Out Of Stock
Seminal work from that key Basie year of 1939 – singles recorded for the Okeh and Vocalion labels – with work from Buck Clayton, Harry Edison, Dicky Wells, Lester Young, and Buddy Tate! CD

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✨✧ Count BasieComplete Atomic Basie ... CD
Blue Note/Roulette, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Count BasieComplete Decca Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
Decca/GRP, Late 30s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A really great collection of momentous early recordings from the Basie Band! CD

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✨✧ Count BasieComplete Original American RCA-Victor Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
RCA/Definitive, Late 40s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
63 songs over three CDs. CD

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie & The Kansas City Seven ... CD
MCA/Impulse (Japan), 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie At Newport (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
The 50s Basie band, loud and proud – recorded beautifully by Verve on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 – a great year, both for the group and the fest! The lineup here features Count Basie firmly at the helm on piano – with players who include Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, and Frank Foster on tenor – plus Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpets – all tightly grooving on arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, AK Salim, and others – filled with plenty of Basie jumps, leaps, and vamps! Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on the track "Sent For You Yesterday & Here You Come Today" – and other tracks include "Lester Leaps In", "Swingin At Newport", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "Evenin". CD also contains 5 more bonus tracks from another Verve album – Count Basie & Joe Williams at Newport, most with Williams on vocals – including "All Right Okay You Win", "The Comeback", "Roll 'Em Pete", "Smack Dab In The Middle", and "One O' Clock Jump". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie At Newport (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
The 50s Basie band, loud and proud – recorded beautifully by Verve on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 – a great year, both for the group and the fest! The lineup here features Count Basie firmly at the helm on piano – with players who include Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, and Frank Foster on tenor – plus Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpets – all tightly grooving on arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, AK Salim, and others – filled with plenty of Basie jumps, leaps, and vamps! Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on the track "Sent For You Yesterday & Here You Come Today" – and other tracks include "Lester Leaps In", "Swingin At Newport", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "Evenin". CD also contains 5 more bonus tracks from another Verve album – Count Basie & Joe Williams at Newport, most with Williams on vocals – including "All Right Okay You Win", "The Comeback", "Roll 'Em Pete", "Smack Dab In The Middle", and "One O' Clock In The Morning". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieDance Session Album #2 ... LP
Clef/Verve, 1954. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Classic Verve work by The Count, and a session in which the Basie group plays for dancers – in a style that continued to make them one of the most popular bigger bands of the 50s! Tracks are short, tight, and highly rhythmic – played by a group that features Ernie Wilkins, Marshall Royal, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, and Thad Jones. Titles include "Stereophonic", "Mambo Mist", "She's Just My Size", "You For Me", "Soft Drink", and "Two For The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Count BasieEn Concert – Palais De Chaillot, 29 Mars, 1960/Oympia, 5 Mai 1962 ... CD
Europe 1/RTE, 1960/1962. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Two great Eurpoean performances – with a lineup that features Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell, Frank Wess, Snooky Young, and Freddie Green. Tracks include "Why Not", "Easy Money", "A Little Tempo Please", "Jumpin' At The Woodside", "Blee Blop Blues", and "Stella By Starlight". 30 tracks total. CD
 
 
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