Count Basie & His Orchestra – Hay Burner

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“Hay Burner” (Sammy Nestico).

Album: “Basie Straight Ahead” (1968). Basie Straight Ahead is an album recorded at TTG Studios, Hollywood, California in October 1968 featuring Count Basie and his orchestra. The tunes were all composed, arranged and conducted by Sammy Nestico. The engineers were Ami Hadani and Thorne Nogar, and the producers were Tom Mack and Teddy Reig. The disc was issued in 1968 on Dot label and on English EMI.

Personnel:
Count Basie – piano
Sonny Cohn, Gene Goe, Oscar Brashear, Al Aarons – trumpet
Grover Mitchell, Richard Boone, Bill Hughes, Steve Galloway – trombone
Marshal Royal, Bobby Plater – alto saxophone
Eric Dixon Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – tenor saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes – baritone saxophone
Freddie Green – guitar
Norman Keenan – double bass
Harold Jones – drums

 

Comments

Black Boss says:

great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kirk Barkley says:

Simply a great Jazz/Swing recording

paddyoski says:

Love the Basie Band more than anything, but this album was mixed as badly as can be. Listen to the stereo field – brass in one ear, saxes in the other, rhythm section in the middle. That's not how big bands are laid out. Contrast it with Frank – Live at The Sands, where you can hear Basie mostly out of the left channel… because the piano is on stage-right!! You can actually hear that the bass trombone sat on the left-hand side of the band.

Sad that these Nestico classics can't be "relived" as other properly-mixed recordings are.

hornblowerfly1 says:

Could be Frank Wess, tenorsax and flute. Listen to" Opus de Funk" with Wess, milt jackson, Hank Jones, Eddie Jones and Kenny Clarke.

JazzFan222 says:

who is playing flute?

William LeLiever says:

Great stuff

Improbable Moos says:

1:00 (right before D)

David Llop Busó says:

The best son of the world. I love it!

Michael Vandigriff says:

Who is the flute player?

David Barnett says:

Brilliant Basie at his best , that guy really could swing there aint nothing like him.

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