Verve Jazz Masters, Vol. 2

Verve Jazz Masters, Vol. 2

by Count Basie
     
 

Verve Jazz Masters 2 focuses upon the music made by Count Basie and his orchestra between January 1952 and April 1962 (with most of the material dating from the year 1956), drawn from the Mercury, Clef, and Verve albums Count Basie and His Orchestra Collates, The Band of Distinction, April in Paris, TheSee more details below

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Verve Jazz Masters 2 focuses upon the music made by Count Basie and his orchestra between January 1952 and April 1962 (with most of the material dating from the year 1956), drawn from the Mercury, Clef, and Verve albums Count Basie and His Orchestra Collates, The Band of Distinction, April in Paris, The Swinging Count!, Basie Rides Again!, Count Basie at Newport, and Lil' Ol' Groovemaker After scaling his ensembles down during a period of widespread postwar big-band dissolution, Basie put together a powerful team that essentially reinvented the big-band format at a time when Duke Ellington was accomplishing similar triumphs in his own manner. Champion participants include Joe Newman, Charlie Shavers, Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Lockjaw Davis, Lester Young, Paul Quinichette, Jimmy Rushing, and Joe Williams. This is a magnificent sampler of great big-band jazz from Basie's third decade as a leader. It closes with a smokin' nine-minute jam on the "One O'Clock Jump" recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 7, 1957. A good solid dose for those who don't possess Mosaic's Complete Clef/Verve Count Basie Fifties Studio Recordings.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/1994
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731451981920
catalogNumber:
519819

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Urbie Green   Trombone
Illinois Jacquet   Tenor Saxophone
Jo Jones   Drums
Quincy Jones   Trumpet
Thad Jones   Trumpet
Grover Mitchell   Trombone,Trumpet
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Buddy Rich   Drums
Marshall Royal   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dinah Washington   Track Performer
Joe Williams   Vocals
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Lewis   Bass
Gene Ramey   Bass
Aarons   Trumpet
Paul Campbell   Trumpet
Buddy Catlett   Bass
Sonny Cohn   Trumpet
Henry Coker   Trombone
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Eric Dixon   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Wilkins   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Frank Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Bill Graham   Alto Saxophone
Bill Hughes   Trombone
Gus Johnson   Drums
Reunald Jones   Trumpet
Sonny Payne   Drums
Benny Powell   Trombone
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Don Rader   Trumpet
Flip Ricard   Trumpet
Frank Wess   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Wilkins   Trombone
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Eddie Jones   Bass
Floyd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Memphis Slim   Composer
Count Basie   Arranger,Composer
Neal Hefti   Arranger
Wild Bill Davis   Arranger
Norman Granz   Producer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Eddie Durham   Composer
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Frank Foster   Composer
Michael Lang   Compilation Supervisor
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Peter Pullman   Liner Notes
Suha Gur   Mastering
Sheryl Lutz-Brown   Art Direction
Mack David   Composer

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