Ultimate Big Band Collection: Count Basie

Ultimate Big Band Collection: Count Basie

by Count Basie
     
 

The Count Basie volume in Sony's Masterworks Jazz series is a solid, decent-sounding, budget-priced introduction to some of this fine band's best-known numbers during a peak period in their long tenure. Along with "One O' Clock Jump," "Lester Jumps In," and "Rock-A-Bye Basie," are perennials like "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Lady Be Good," and "Blue Skies." For those… See more details below

Overview

The Count Basie volume in Sony's Masterworks Jazz series is a solid, decent-sounding, budget-priced introduction to some of this fine band's best-known numbers during a peak period in their long tenure. Along with "One O' Clock Jump," "Lester Jumps In," and "Rock-A-Bye Basie," are perennials like "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Lady Be Good," and "Blue Skies." For those who've not heard much Basie, this will provide a solid starting point because everything in it is a stone-cold classic; it makes for one hell of a swinging jump compilation of big-band jazz Kansas City style.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2011
Label:
Masterworks
UPC:
0886978054524
catalogNumber:
780545
Rank:
19167

Tracks

  1. One O'Clock Jump  -  Count Basie & His Orchestra
  2. Lady Be Good  -  Count Basie & His Orchestra
  3. Goin' To Chicago Blues  -  Count Basie & His Orchestra
  4. Rock-A-Bye Basie  -  Count Basie & His Orchestra
  5. And the Angels Sing  -  Count Basie & His Orchestra
  6. Lester Jumps In  -  Count Basie & the Kansas City Seven
  7. Somebody Stole My Gal  -  Count Basie & His Orchestra
  8. Royal Garden Blues  -  Count Basie & His All American Rhythm Section
  9. Blue Skies  -  Count Basie & His Orchestra
  10. Jumpin' At the Woodside  -  Count Basie & His Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Illinois Jacquet   Tenor Saxophone
Jo Jones   Drums
Jimmy Rushing   Vocals
Tab Smith   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Morton   Trombone
Preston Love   Alto Saxophone
Walter Page   Bass
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Ted Donnelly   Trombone
George Dorsey   Alto Saxophone
Killian   Trumpet
Dan Minor   Trombone
Caughey Roberts   Alto Saxophone
Eli Robinson   Trombone
Rudy Rutherford   Baritone Saxophone
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington   Baritone Saxophone
Rodney Richardson   Bass
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Carl "Tatti" Smith   Trumpet
Robert Scott   Trombone
Eugene Young   Trumpet
Dickie Wells   Trombone
Rosierre Wilson   Drums
James Johnson   Trombone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Ziggy Elman   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
John Hudson   Product Development
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Leo Wood   Composer

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