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April in Paris
     

April in Paris

by Count Basie & His Orchestra
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2011
Label:
Phoenix Spain
UPC:
8436539310563
catalogNumber:
3931056
Rank:
72550

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Performance Credits

Count Basie & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Count Basie   Piano,Interviewee
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
Joe Williams   Composer
Joel Kaps   Liner Notes
Max Barker   Interviewer

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