Blues by Basie/One O'Clock Jump

Blues by Basie/One O'Clock Jump

by Count Basie
     
 

This 24-track CD, comprised of the contents of two Basie compilation LPs from 1956 and 1957, is a real treat for the bandleader's fans and for big-band swing enthusiasts in general. Basie's work is represented in two distinct periods at OKeh and Columbia Records, from 1939-1946, and 1950-1951. The first was the prime of the classic big-band era,See more details below

Overview

This 24-track CD, comprised of the contents of two Basie compilation LPs from 1956 and 1957, is a real treat for the bandleader's fans and for big-band swing enthusiasts in general. Basie's work is represented in two distinct periods at OKeh and Columbia Records, from 1939-1946, and 1950-1951. The first was the prime of the classic big-band era, when Basie was at the top of the musical world, striding easily between jazz and popular audiences -- and the cuts from 1939-1946 are represented here in far better sound quality than on any of Columbia's own Basie reissues to date; on that basis alone, this CD is a must-own title. But the 1950-1951 cuts, featuring Basie leading a much smaller group, are also worthwhile musically, and far less familiar to most listeners -- he could still swing, and the playing was still hot, even if relatively few people were buying the records. Up until this release, his early-'50s material was never represented on CD, just as this entire period in Basie's career is almost never written about, skipped over in favor of his reformed "new testament" band. The insert reproduces the original notes for both albums, which were surprisingly extensive for the era, and there is very full session and personnel information on every song.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2001
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431663721
catalogNumber:
6637
Rank:
292238

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano
Serge Chaloff   Baritone Saxophone
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Buddy DeFranco   Clarinet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Wardell Gray   Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Illinois Jacquet   Saxophone
Jo Jones   Drums
Joe Newman   Rumba Box
Buddy Rich   Drums
Charlie Rouse   Tenor Saxophone
Marshall Royal   Saxophone
Jimmy Rushing   Vocals
Tab Smith   Alto Saxophone
Lucky Thompson   Saxophone
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Morton   Trombone
Preston Love   Saxophone
Walter Page   Bass,String Bass
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Ted Donnelly   Trombone
Gus Johnson   Drums
Killian   Trumpet
George Matthews   Trombone
Dan Minor   Trombone
Jimmy Powell   Saxophone
Caughey Roberts   Saxophone
Eli Robinson   Trombone
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Rodney Richardson   Bass
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Robert Scott   Trombone
Michael Woods   Trombone

Technical Credits

Leroy Carr   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Harry Edison   Composer
Jimmy Rushing   Composer
Tab Smith   Composer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Buster Harding   Composer
George Frazier   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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