April in Paris

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All Music Guide - Christopher Fielder
One of the staples in the Count Basie discography, April in Paris is one of those rare albums that makes its mark as an almost instant classic in the jazz pantheon. April in Paris represents the reassembly of the original Count Basie orchestra that define swing in the 1930s and 1940s. The title track has come to define elegance in orchestral jazz. Though only ten tracks in its original release, seven alternate takes have now been incorporated into Verve's re-release of the original session tapes. Other key tracks include "Corner Pocket" and "Magic," both of which are also featured in the alternate takes. Recorded in 1955 and 1956, April in Paris proved Count Basie's...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Christopher Fielder
One of the staples in the Count Basie discography, April in Paris is one of those rare albums that makes its mark as an almost instant classic in the jazz pantheon. April in Paris represents the reassembly of the original Count Basie orchestra that define swing in the 1930s and 1940s. The title track has come to define elegance in orchestral jazz. Though only ten tracks in its original release, seven alternate takes have now been incorporated into Verve's re-release of the original session tapes. Other key tracks include "Corner Pocket" and "Magic," both of which are also featured in the alternate takes. Recorded in 1955 and 1956, April in Paris proved Count Basie's ability to grow through modern jazz changes while keeping the traditional jazz orchestra vital and alive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2011
  • Label: Phoenix Spain
  • EAN: 8436539310563
  • Catalog Number: 3931056
  • Sales rank: 3,487

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 April In Paris - Count Basie (3:51)
  2. 2 Corner Pocket - Count Basie (5:18)
  3. 3 Didn't You? - Count Basie (4:46)
  4. 4 Sweetie Cakes - Count Basie (4:01)
  5. 5 Magic - Count Basie (3:09)
  6. 6 Shiny Stockings - Count Basie (5:17)
  7. 7 What Am I Here For? - Count Basie (3:24)
  8. 8 Midgets - Count Basie (3:16)
  9. 9 Mambo Inn - Count Basie (3:26)
  10. 10 Dinner With Friends - Count Basie (3:05)
  11. 11 Teach Me Tonight - Count Basie (3:04)
  12. 12 Please Send Me Someone To Love - Count Basie (3:32)
  13. 13 My Baby Upsets Me - Count Basie (2:58)
  14. 14 Ev'ry Day I Fall In Love - Count Basie (3:44)
  15. 15 Roll 'Em Pete - Count Basie (3:13)
  16. 16 Smack Dab In the Middle - Count Basie (3:39)
  17. 17 Amazing Love - Count Basie (3:31)
  18. 18 Only Forever - Count Basie (3:37)
  19. 19 Stop Pretty Baby, Stop - Count Basie (3:06)
  20. 20 Big Red - Count Basie (3:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Count Basie & His Orchestra Primary Artist
Count Basie Piano, Interviewee, Indexed Contributor
Freddie Green Guitar
Thad Jones Trumpet
Joe Newman Trumpet
Marshall Royal Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Joe Williams Vocals
Henry Coker Trombone
Wendell Culley Trumpet
Frank Foster Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes Bass Clarinet, Baritone Clarinet
Bill Hughes Trombone
Reunald Jones Trumpet
Ubaldo Nieto Percussion
Sonny Payne Drums
Benny Powell Trombone
Frank Wess Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Jones Bass
Bill Graham Alto Saxophone
José Mengual Percussion
Technical Credits
Percy Mayfield Composer
Count Basie Composer
Neal Hefti Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Mario Bauzá Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Frank Foster Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Jesse Stone Composer
Frank Wess Composer
Bobby Woodlen Composer
Jeanne Burns Composer
Saunders Composer
Joseph Goreed Williams Composer
Joel Kaps Liner Notes
Max Barker Interviewer
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