Count Basie – Basie Big Band (Full Album)

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“Basie Big Band” is a 1975 studio album by Count Basie and his orchestra.

Track listing:
“Front Burner” – 5:54
“Freckle Face” – 6:26
“Orange Sherbet” – 3:42
“Soft as Velvet” – 3:51
“The Heat’s On” – 2:47
“Midnight Freight” – 6:08
“Give ‘M Time” – 6:07
“The Wind Machine” – 3:08
“Tall Cotton” – 5:50

All music by Sammy Nestico.

Personnel:
Count Basie – piano
Pete Minger – trumpet
Frank Szabo
Dave Stahl
Bobby Mitchell
Sonny Cohn
Al Grey – trombone
Curtis Fuller
Bill Hughes
Mel Wanzo – trombone
Bobby Plater – alto saxophone
Danny Turner
Jimmy Forrest – tenor saxophone
Eric Dixon
Charlie Fowlkes – baritone saxophone
John Duke – double bass
Freddie Green – guitar
Butch Miles – drums

Recorded August 26–27, 1975.

Label: Pablo
Producer: Norman Granz

Comments

smsconfig says:

Freddie Green, the coolest guitar player ever.

paaddyjay cattail says:

I not only want my Kids to know how important this album is; but I jump into it every-time!

ghairraigh says:

“BIG BAND” Count Basie’s debut on Pablo Records, 1975.
• I can see why John Duke is named first in the personnel – this mix is very bottom heavy, among many other problems. They weren’t very far along the learning curve in recording the band for this album. Mercifully, I haven’t heard it until today… either that or it was one-and-done and buried in my record shelf. The mind suppresses painful memories. I have played some of the charts in a rehearsal band, and I do like 'Tall Cotton'.
— Charts written by Sammy Nestico, and it’s certainly not HIS fault!

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