Count Basie – Easin’ It: Music From The Pen Of Frank Foster (Full Album)

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Easin’ It is a studio album by Count Basie and his orchestra recorded between 1960 and 1962. The album contains a collaboration by Frank Foster, a well known member from Basie’s big band. All tracks were composed, arranged and conducted by Foster and is a mixture of jazz and blues.

The tune Easin’ It became a great success for Basie those years. It was one of the most performed tunes in his concerts in the early 60’s.

Track listing:
Easin’ It – 6:12
Brotherly Shove – 3:17
Blues for Daddy-O – 8:56
Four, Five, Six – 4:40
Misunderstood Blues – 6:05
Mama Dev Blues – 4:44
It’s About That Time – 4:17
All compositions by Frank Foster

Personnel:
The Count Basie Orchestra
Count Basie – piano
Freddie Green – guitar
Eddie Jones – bass – (tracks 1-3)
Sonny Payne – drums – (tracks 1-3)
Snooky Young – trumpet – (tracks 1-3)
Thad Jones – trumpet
Sonny Cohn – trumpet
Joe Newman – trumpet – (tracks 1-3)
Clark Terry – trumpet – (tracks 1-3)
Al Grey – trombone – (tracks 1-3)
Henry Coker – trombone
Benny Powell – trombone
Marshal Royal – alto sax, clarinet
Frank Wess – alto sax, tenor sax, flute
Frank Foster – tenor sax, arranger, conductor
Billy Mitchell – tenor sax – (tracks 1-3)
Charlie Fowlkes – baritone sax
Art Davis – bass – (track 4)
Gus Johnson – drums – (track 4)
Flip Ricard – trumpet – (tracks 4-7)
Al Aarons – trumpet – (tracks 4-7)
Eric Dixon – tenor sax, flute – (tracks 4-7)
Ike Isaacs – bass – (tracks 5-7)
Louis Bellson – drums – (tracks 5-7)
Quentin Jackson – trombone – (tracks 4-7)

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Released: 1962
Recorded: December 1960 & 11, 25 & 26, July 1962
Length: 38:39
Label: Roulette

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