Long Live the Chief

Long Live the Chief

by Count Basie Orchestra


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Long Live the Chief

After Count Basie's death, his orchestra went through an expected period of turmoil, almost declaring bankruptcy and having a new short-term leader (the late trumpeter Thad Jones). By 1986 its fortunes had improved and under the leadership of tenor-saxophonist Frank Foster it has become the only "ghost" orchestra to still play viable music after the death of its leader. Long Live the Chief was recorded only weeks after Foster assumed command, but already his arrangements and leadership were giving fresh life to this great jazz institution. In addition to remakes of "April in Paris, " "Lil' Darlin', " "Corner Pocket" and "Shiny Stockings, " there was already some new material in the band's books and this enjoyable CD shows just how strong the orchestra was even during this period of transition.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/1993
Label: Denon Records
UPC: 0081757101820
catalogNumber: 1018

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Count Basie   Track Performer
Freddie Green   Guitar
Tee Carson   Piano
Carmen Bradford   Vocals
Clarence Banks   Trombone
Sonny Cohn   Trumpet
Eric Dixon   Flute,Reeds,Conductor,Tenor Saxophone
Frank Foster   Reeds,Leader,Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Hing   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Danny House   Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Bill Hughes   Bass Trombone
Kenny King   Tenor Saxophone
Dennis Mackrel   Cymbals,Drums
Melton Mustafa   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Bob Ojeda   Trumpet
Lynn Seaton   Bass
Byron Stripling   Trumpet
Danny Turner   Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Mel Wanzo   Trombone
Dennis Wilson   Trombone
John Williams   Reeds,Baritone Saxophone
Lynn Eaton   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Freddie Green   Composer
Frank Foster   Arranger
Chico O'Farrill   Arranger
Malcolm Pollack   Engineer
Dennis Wilson   Arranger
Takahiro Watanabe   Producer
Chip Deffaa   Liner Notes
Haruo Koguchi   Artwork
Tom Ueno   Producer
Donald Wolf   Composer
Taka Watanabe   Producer
D. Mackrell   Composer
D. Wilkins   Composer

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