Corner Pocket

Corner Pocket

by Count Basie
     
 

This is the first of two Laserlight CDs documenting Count Basie's orchestra, sometime in the late '50s, playing before a live audience. Even with the presence of "Corner Pocket," "Cutell, " and "Li'l Darling, " the repertoire is pretty fresh, with baritonist Charlie Fowlkes having a rare feature on "Spring Is Here, " altoist See more details below

Overview

This is the first of two Laserlight CDs documenting Count Basie's orchestra, sometime in the late '50s, playing before a live audience. Even with the presence of "Corner Pocket," "Cutell, " and "Li'l Darling, " the repertoire is pretty fresh, with baritonist Charlie Fowlkes having a rare feature on "Spring Is Here, " altoist Marshall Royal getting a few spots and Snooky Young leading the powerful rhythm section. Add trombonist Al Grey and tenor-saxophonist Billy Mitchell to the other strong soloists of the period and one has a very enjoyable and swinging set of Basie music. The playing time is a bit brief but Laserlight is a very moderately priced label and the music on this CD is superior.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/1992
Label:
Delta
UPC:
0018111578929
catalogNumber:
15789

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie   Primary Artist,Piano
Freddie Green   Guitar
Grey   Trombone
Thad Jones   Trumpet
Billy Mitchell   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Henry Coker   Trombone
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
Frank Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Sonny Payne   Drums
Benny Powell   Trombone
Frank Wess   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Eddie Jones   Bass
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Contributor
Freddie Green   Composer
Ernie Wilkins   Composer
Cecil Spiller   Mastering
Dave Caughren   Producer
Donald Wolf   Composer
Bixie Crawford   Composer

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