Count Basie Orchestra – Blues in Frankie’s Flat (1960)

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“Blues in Frankie’s Flat” (Arranged by Frank Foster).

This medium swing chart composed by Frank Foster and Count Basie trades the melody between the trumpets and saxes, includes a solo or soli for trumpet, and a brief shout chorus using tutti rhythms for the entire ensemble.


Soloists: Joe Newman – trumpet, Frank Foster – tenor saxophone, Al Grey – trombone.

Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Sonny Cohn, Joe Newman – trumpets.
Billy Mitchell, Frank Wess, Marshall Royal, Frank Foster, Charlie Fowlkes – saxophones.
Benny Powell, Al Grey, Henry Coker – trombones
Count Basie – piano, bandleader
Freddie Green – guitar
Eddie Jones – bass
Sonny Payne – drums

Recorded – Milan 1960