This Is Jazz, Vol. 11

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
You can tell how badly Columbia Records has bolixed up their Count Basie catalog -- in contrast to Decca/MCA -- by looking at the credits for this well-intended 17-song compilation. All but one track here a Basie/Ellington pair-up from the early '60s on "Jumpin' at the Woodside" also appears on several other Basie collections The Essential Count Basie Vols. 1-3, among others, but none of it appears to have been upgraded in sound quality in any major way from those late-'80s and early-'90s releases. The condition of some of the tracks, such as the noise on "Lester Leaps In," may also explain why Columbia hasn't done a definitive early-Basie collection in the manner of MCA ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
You can tell how badly Columbia Records has bolixed up their Count Basie catalog -- in contrast to Decca/MCA -- by looking at the credits for this well-intended 17-song compilation. All but one track here a Basie/Ellington pair-up from the early '60s on "Jumpin' at the Woodside" also appears on several other Basie collections The Essential Count Basie Vols. 1-3, among others, but none of it appears to have been upgraded in sound quality in any major way from those late-'80s and early-'90s releases. The condition of some of the tracks, such as the noise on "Lester Leaps In," may also explain why Columbia hasn't done a definitive early-Basie collection in the manner of MCA with its Decca and Brunswick sides -- they may not have sufficiently high-grade sources available for such a box. Otherwise, the sound here is passable; it ought to jump out at you, the way it would with 20-bit remastering, but it doesn't, and the volume is low by modern standards. And the selection is close to first-rate for a mid-length mid-priced disc, containing some of the key touchstones "Lady Be Good," "One O'Clock Jump," "Lester Leaps In," "Broadway," etc. of Basie's Columbia history, with a couple of vocal numbers "Goin' to Chicago Blues," "How Long How Long Blues" featuring Jimmy Rushing. But all this does is increase the exposure of Basie's best work for the label and the need for a box.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/1996
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 074646496626
  • Catalog Number: 64966
  • Sales rank: 164,598

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 One O'Clock Jump (3:02)
  2. 2 Lester Leaps In (3:10)
  3. 3 9:20 Special (3:07)
  4. 4 Oh, Lady Be Good (3:05)
  5. 5 Goin' to Chicago Blues (3:04)
  6. 6 Red Bank Boogie (2:28)
  7. 7 Dickie's Dream (3:06)
  8. 8 Miss Thing, Pts. 1 & 2 (5:36)
  9. 9 Tickle Toe (2:37)
  10. 10 How Long, How Long Blues (2:56)
  11. 11 Broadway (2:55)
  12. 12 Rock-A-Bye Basie (3:00)
  13. 13 Blow Top (2:53)
  14. 14 Let Me See (2:44)
  15. 15 Taxi War Dance (2:47)
  16. 16 Moten Swing (2:17)
  17. 17 Jumpin' at the Woodside (3:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Count Basie Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano
Paul Bascomb Tenor Saxophone
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Freddie Green Guitar
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Budd Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Jo Jones Drums
Joe Newman Trumpet
Marshall Royal Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Rushing Vocals
Tab Smith Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Buddy Tate Tenor Saxophone
Lucky Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Russell Procope Alto Saxophone
Quentin Jackson Trombone
Walter Page Bass
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone
Shad Collins Trumpet
Vic Dickenson Trombone
Frank Foster Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Dan Minor Trombone
Benny Powell Trombone
Jimmy Powell Alto Saxophone
Eli Robinson Trombone
Rudy Rutherford Baritone Saxophone
Louis Taylor Trombone
Juan Tizol Valve Trombone
Earle Warren Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells Trombone
Shadow Wilson Drums
Al Stearns Trumpet
Bill Scott Trombone
Eddie Jones Bass
Ed Lewis Trumpet
Sylvester Payne Drums
Technical Credits
Leroy Carr Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Count Basie Composer
Buck Clayton Composer
Harry "Sweets" Edison Composer
Bennie Moten Composer
Tab Smith Arranger
Lester Young Composer
Jimmy Mundy Arranger
Steven Berkowitz Reissue Producer
Billy Bird Composer
Shad Collins Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Eddie Durham Arranger
Ira Gershwin Composer
Kevin Gore Reissue Producer
Ray Henderson Composer
James Isaacs Contributor, Liner Notes
Skip Martin Composer
Teddy McRae Composer
Buster Moten Composer
Frank Wess Arranger
J. Mayo Williams Composer
Sir Henry Joseph Wood Composer
Cozbi Sanchez-Cabrera Art Direction
Henri Woode Arranger
Buster Harding Arranger
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