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Golden Years [Pablo]
     

The Golden Years [Pablo]

by Count Basie
 
Count Basie spent the last decade of his life recording regularly for Norman Granz's Pablo label. This four-CD set, which does not contain any material not available elsewhere, has "the best of" Basie's final period, 61 selections in all. Each disc covers a different (although sometimes overlapping) aspect of Basie's career: live

Overview

Count Basie spent the last decade of his life recording regularly for Norman Granz's Pablo label. This four-CD set, which does not contain any material not available elsewhere, has "the best of" Basie's final period, 61 selections in all. Each disc covers a different (although sometimes overlapping) aspect of Basie's career: live performances, small groups, his big band and working behind vocalists. The Who's Who of Pablo's roster is featured with such soloists as various Basie members (including tenor-saxophonist Jimmy Forrest and Eric Dixon, trombonist Al Grey and trumpeter Pete Minger), vibraphonist Milt Jackson, altoist Benny Carter, tenors Johnny Griffin, Zoot Sims and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, trumpeters Roy Eldridge, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddie Hubbard, trombonists Vic Dickenson and J.J. Johnson, guitarist Joe Pass, bassists Niels Pedersen and Ray Brown, drummer Louie Bellson, pianist Oscar Peterson, and singers Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Big Joe Turner, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (who also plays alto), and band vocalist Bill Caffey. This well-conceived set is easily recommended to Count Basie fans who do not already own too many of his individual Pablo recordings.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/03/1996
Label:
Pablo
UPC:
0025218441926
catalogNumber:
4419

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie   Primary Artist,Piano
Sammy Nestico   Conductor
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Eric Dixon   Alto Saxophone,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Plater   Alto Saxophone,Flute
Danny Turner   Alto Saxophone,Flute
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Chris Woods   Alto Saxophone,Flute
Chris Woods   Alto Saxophone,Flute
Milt Jackson   Background Vocals,Vibraphone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Budd Johnson   Baritone Saxophone
John Williams   Baritone Saxophone
Keter Betts   Bass
Ray Brown   Bass
John Clayton   Bass
John Duke   Bass
Cleveland Eaton   Bass
John Heard   Bass
Norman Keenan   Bass
James Leary   Bass
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen   Bass
Louie Bellson   Drums
Gregg Field   Drums
Jake Hanna   Drums
Duffy Jackson   Drums
Gus Johnson   Drums
Harold Jones   Drums
Dennis Mackrel   Drums
Roy McCurdy   Drums
Butch Miles   Drums
Sonny Payne   Drums
Mickey Roker   Drums
Jimmie Smith   Drums
Dale Carley   Flugelhorn,Trumpet
Sonny Cohn   Flugelhorn,Trumpet
Bob Summers   Flugelhorn,Trumpet
Frank Szabo   Flugelhorn,Trumpet
Clark Terry   Flugelhorn,Trumpet
Kenny Hing   Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Eric Schneider   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Irving Ashby   Guitar
Freddie Green   Guitar
Joe Pass   Guitar
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Jimmy Forrest   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Curtis Peagler   Saxophone
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Griffin   Tenor Saxophone
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Curtis Fuller   Trombone
Grey   Trombone
Bob Hooks   Trombone
Frank Hooks   Trombone
Bill Hughes   Trombone
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Grover Mitchell   Trombone
Dennis Rowland   Trombone
Mel Wanzo   Trombone
Alonzo Wesley   Trombone
Fred Wesley   Trombone
Dennis Wilson   Trombone
Mitchell Wood   Trombone
Chris Albert   Trumpet
Lin Biviano   Trumpet
Paul Cohen   Trumpet
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Jim Crawford   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Jack Feierman   Trumpet
Stephen Furtado   Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Pete Minger   Trumpet
Bobby Mitchell   Trumpet
Waymon Reed   Trumpet
Nolan Andrew Smith   Trumpet
Dave Stahl   Trumpet
John Thomas   Trumpet
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Bill Caffey   Vocals
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals
Big Joe Turner   Vocals
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals

Technical Credits

Sammy Nestico   Arranger
Benny Carter   Arranger
Bill Holman   Arranger
Phil Carroll   Art Direction,Cover Design
Phil Carroll   Art Direction,Cover Design
Gilles Margerin   Art Direction,Artwork,Cover Art
Angel Balestier   Engineer
Paul Beattie   Engineer
Hiroyuki Enari   Engineer
Arne Frager   Engineer
Ed Greene   Engineer,Liner Notes
Grover Helsley   Engineer
Jitsuji Honda   Engineer
Dave Richards   Engineer
Dennis Sands   Engineer
Allen Sides   Engineer
Bob Simpson   Engineer
Geoff Sykes   Engineer
John Luard Timperley   Engineer
Rafael O. Valentin   Engineer
Val Valentin   Engineer
Steve Williams   Engineer
Steve Williams   Engineer
Benny Green   Liner Notes
Eric Miller   Liner Notes
Norman Granz   Producer
David Luke   Remixing
Tom Size   Remixing

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