Basie's Beatle Bag

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The Count and his orchestra tackle the music of the Fab Four, without any hint of condescension or lassitude. Indeed, the 11 songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and one "Kansas City" by Leiber & Stoller are treated with the same kind of dignity and enthusiasm that the band would give to the likes of Johnny Mercer or Harold Arlen. "Kansas City" is the bluesiest number here, and the one with which the band is obviously the most comfortable -- it's the only number here that could have appeared, as is, on any Basie album of the previous decade. But "Michelle" is the best track here, a gently swinging rendition in which Basie's piano is featured in some pleasing ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The Count and his orchestra tackle the music of the Fab Four, without any hint of condescension or lassitude. Indeed, the 11 songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and one "Kansas City" by Leiber & Stoller are treated with the same kind of dignity and enthusiasm that the band would give to the likes of Johnny Mercer or Harold Arlen. "Kansas City" is the bluesiest number here, and the one with which the band is obviously the most comfortable -- it's the only number here that could have appeared, as is, on any Basie album of the previous decade. But "Michelle" is the best track here, a gently swinging rendition in which Basie's piano is featured in some pleasing flourishes and the band slips into a satisfying groove. The rest also comes off well -- the ballads fare the best, showing off the quieter side of the band, stretching out and luxuriating on pieces like "Do You Want to Know a Secret." Basie and company also rise to the occasion on rockers like "I Wanna Be Your Man" and "Can't Buy Me Love," taking big bites out of the beat and the principal melodies with some hot ensemble playing and solos. In the end, the songs and the band are both well served by Chico O'Farrill's arrangements, which manage to maintain the familiar and emphasize some surprises. Even "Yesterday," the most over-recorded of the Beatles' songs, comes off fresh, with a moving jazz vocal treatment from Bill Henderson supported by Basie's engaging organ fills and a quietly soaring trombone and sax section. The band romps, and the soloists, in addition to Basie, include Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Al Grey.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/1998
  • Label: Polydor Japan
  • EAN: 4988005216892
  • Catalog Number: 2613

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Help! - Count Basie Orchestra (2:15)
  2. 2 Can't Buy Me Love - Count Basie Orchestra (3:21)
  3. 3 Michelle - Count Basie Orchestra (2:43)
  4. 4 I Wanna Be Your Man - Count Basie Orchestra (3:20)
  5. 5 Do You Want to Know a Secret - Count Basie Orchestra (2:59)
  6. 6 A Hard Day's Night - Count Basie Orchestra (4:22)
  7. 7 All My Loving - Count Basie Orchestra (2:59)
  8. 8 Yesterday - Count Basie Orchestra (3:04)
  9. 9 And I Love Her - Count Basie Orchestra (2:49)
  10. 10 Hold Me Tight - Count Basie Orchestra (2:44)
  11. 11 She Loves You - Count Basie Orchestra (2:54)
  12. 12 Kansas City - Count Basie Orchestra (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Count Basie & His Orchestra Primary Artist
Count Basie Indexed Contributor, Organ, Piano, Trombone
Freddie Green Guitar
Al Grey Trombone
Bill Henderson Vocals
Grover Mitchell Trombone
Marshall Royal Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Wallace Davenport Trumpet
Al Aarons Trumpet
Henderson Chambers Trombone
Sonny Cohn Trumpet
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Tenor Saxophone
Eric Dixon Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes Flute, Bass Saxophone
Philip Guilbeau Trumpet
Bill Hughes Bass Trombone
Norman Keenan Bass
Sonny Payne Drums
Bobby Plater Flute, Alto Saxophone
Count Basie Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Chico O'Farrill Arranger
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Teddy Reig Producer
Richard Seidel Executive Producer
Pete Spargo Producer
Sung Lee Artwork
Ami Hadim Engineer
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