Fun Time: Count Basie Big Band at Montreux '75

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This big-band performance from the 1975 Montreux Jazz Festival introduces what could be called Count Basie's third great orchestra although in style it was a continuation of the second one he formed in 1952. With trombonist Al Grey, Jimmy Forrest on tenor and the fiery drummer Butch Miles giving this early Pablo version of the band its own personality, the Basie orchestra is in top form for a strong set. Of special note are two fine vocals by Bill Caffey, who would quickly drift into obscurity.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This big-band performance from the 1975 Montreux Jazz Festival introduces what could be called Count Basie's third great orchestra although in style it was a continuation of the second one he formed in 1952. With trombonist Al Grey, Jimmy Forrest on tenor and the fiery drummer Butch Miles giving this early Pablo version of the band its own personality, the Basie orchestra is in top form for a strong set. Of special note are two fine vocals by Bill Caffey, who would quickly drift into obscurity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/1991
  • Label: Pablo
  • UPC: 025218094542
  • Catalog Number: 2310945

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fun Time (3:28)
  2. 2 Why Not? (3:29)
  3. 3 Lil' Darlin' (5:32)
  4. 4 In a Mellow Tone (5:39)
  5. 5 Body and Soul (6:33)
  6. 6 Good Times Blues (5:44)
  7. 7 I Hate You Baby (4:44)
  8. 8 Lonesome Blues (1:50)
  9. 9 Whirley Bird (9:54)
  10. 10 One O'Clock Jump (1:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Count Basie Primary Artist, Piano, Track Performer
Jimmy Forrest Tenor Saxophone
Curtis Fuller Trombone
Freddie Green Guitar
Al Grey Trombone
Pete Minger Trumpet
Dave Stahl Trumpet
Bill Caffey Vocals
Sonny Cohn Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Eric Dixon Flute, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
John Duke Bass
Charlie Fowlkes Baritone Saxophone
Bill Hughes Trombone
Butch Miles Drums
Bobby Mitchell Trumpet
Bobby Plater Flute, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Frank Szabo Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Danny Turner Flute, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Mel Wanzo Trombone
Count Basie Big Band Track Performer
Bob Mitchell Trumpet
Technical Credits
Count Basie Contributor
Jimmy Forrest Contributor
Curtis Fuller Contributor
Al Grey Contributor
Pete Minger Contributor
Dave Stahl Contributor
Norman Granz Producer
Bill Caffey Contributor
Sonny Cohn Contributor
Phil DeLancie Mastering
Eric Dixon Contributor
John Duke Contributor
Charlie Fowlkes Contributor
Bill Hughes Contributor
David Luke Remixing
Butch Miles Contributor
Bobby Plater Contributor
Frank Szabo Contributor
John Luard Timperley Engineer
Danny Turner Contributor
Mel Wanzo Contributor
Lee Jeske Liner Notes
Phil Carroll Art Direction
Bob Mitchell Contributor
Eric Miller Engineer
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