Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

by Count Basie
     
 
This lesser-known CD is of great interest, for it features the Count Basie Orchestra (under the direction of Grover Mitchell) in top form and, on four numbers, the New York Voices. The Voices sound perfectly at home, showing off their jazz chops on "Cottontail," "In a Mellow Tone," "Love Makes the World Go Round" and "Farmer's Market."

Overview

This lesser-known CD is of great interest, for it features the Count Basie Orchestra (under the direction of Grover Mitchell) in top form and, on four numbers, the New York Voices. The Voices sound perfectly at home, showing off their jazz chops on "Cottontail," "In a Mellow Tone," "Love Makes the World Go Round" and "Farmer's Market." Except for the latter, which has words by Annie Ross, all of the lyrics are by the great Jon Hendricks. Otherwise, the Basie Orchestra (with solos by pianist George Caldwell, trumpeter Bob Ojeda, trombonist Clarence Banks, tenor saxophonist Kenny Hing and a few others) performs spirited versions of their usual repertoire, including "Whirly Bird," "Basie" and "Down for the Count." An excellent set of typically swinging music, worth searching for.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/1996
Label:
Blue Jackel Ent.
UPC:
0600065100228
catalogNumber:
1002

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie   Primary Artist,Piano
Grover Mitchell   Conductor
New York Voices   Background Vocals,Ensemble,Track Performer
Clarence Banks   Trombone
Scotty Barnhart   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Emmanuel Boyd   Flute,Alto Saxophone
George Caldwell   Piano
Brian Grice   Drums
Lauren Kinhan   Background Vocals
Darmon Meader   Background Vocals
Kim Nazarian   Background Vocals
Mel Wanzo   Trombone
Mike Williams   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer
John Williams   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Alvin Walker   Trombone
Doug Miller   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Peter Eldridge   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John Heard   Illustrations
Marty Ashby   Producer
Madonna   Composer
Patrick Leonard   Composer
Darmon Meader   Arranger
Doug Beach   Orchestration
Jay Dudt   Engineer
Dino DiStefano   Engineer
Doug Miller   Arranger

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