Count Basie Encounters Oscar Peterson – Satch and Josh

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Satch and Josh is a 1974 album by Oscar Peterson and Count Basie.

“Producer Norman Granz occasionally got carried away with the quantity of his recording projects. In 1974 he recorded a full album teaming fellow pianists Count Basie and Oscar Peterson in a rhythm quintet; little did anyone realize that this then-unique matchup would eventually result in five albums. This first one, which finds Basie doubling on organ, is among the best. Peterson’s virtuosic style somehow worked very well with Basie’s sparse playing and these ten numbers really swing” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Buns” (Count Basie, Oscar Peterson) – 4:35
“These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)” (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 5:42
“R.B.” (Basie, Peterson) – 5:34
“Burnin'” (Basie, Peterson) – 4:13
“Exactly Like You” (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 6:18
“Jumpin’ at the Woodside” (Basie) – 2:53
“Louie B.” (Basie, Peterson) – 6:20
“Lester Leaps In” (Lester Young) – 4:07
“Big Stockings” (Basie, Peterson) – 4:27
“S & J Blues” (Basie, Peterson) – 7:52

Count Basie – piano, organ
Oscar Peterson – piano
Freddie Green – guitar
Ray Brown – double bass
Louie Bellson – drums

Released: 1974
Recorded: December 2, 1974, Los Angeles, CA
Length: 51:25
Label: Pablo
Producer: Norman Granz