Count Basie and his Orchestra in London, 1965

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On Sept. 18, 1965, Count Basie was in the U.K. touring when the band appeared on the BBC’s Show of the Week. Basie’s New Testament band was in peak ’60s form, and the show aired Nov. 11 of that year.

Track listing:
All Of Me ( 00:00 )
Flight Of The Foo Birds ( 3:00 )
The Midnight Sun Never Sets ( 6:00 )
Blues For Eileen ( 9:30 )
Jumpin’ At The Woodside ( 14:58 )
I Needs To Be Beed With ( 18:50 )
April In Paris ( 24:33 )
Little Darlin’ ( 27:59 )
Whirly Bird ( 32:08 )
One O’clock Jump ( 40:15 ) + Closing Comment By Basie

Personnel:

  • Wallace Davenport, Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons, Phil Guilbeau – trumpet
  • Grover Mitchell, Henderson Chambers, Al Grey – trombone
  • Bill Hughes – bass trombone
  • Marshal Royal – alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Bobby Plater – alto saxophone, flute, arranger
  • Eric Dixon – tenor saxophone, flute, arranger
  • Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Fowlkes – baritone saxophone
  • Count Basie – piano
  • Freddie Green – guitar
  • Norman Keenan – bass
  • Rufus Jones – drums

 

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