Things Are Getting Better is an album by vocalist Eddie Jefferson recorded in 1974 and released on the Muse label. “Singer Eddie Jefferson’s first album in five years finds him doing his best to keep [More]
Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan is a 1961 album by American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, with arrangements by Frank Foster, Thad Jones and Ernie Wilkins. The original LP was part [More]
Dizzy Atmosphere is an album featuring members of Dizzy Gillespie’s Orchestra recorded in 1957 and released on the Specialty label. Scott Yanow, writing for Allmusic, notes that ” Morgan plays extremely well throughout the spirited [More]
The Thinking Man’s Trombone is an album by American jazz trombonist Al Grey released in 1960 on Argo Records. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, calling the music ” swinging and [More]
Basie/Eckstine Incorporated is a 1959 studio album featuring Billy Eckstine and the Count Basie Orchestra. Michael G. Nastos, writing for Allmusic, notes that :”It would be difficult to fault this masterpiece of an album, refined [More]
The Chairman of the Board is a 1959 studio album by Count Basie and his orchestra. AllMusic Review by John Bush: Although it appeared at a time when Count Basie was enjoying respect from all [More]
Basie One More Time (subtitled Music from the Pen of Quincy Jones) is an album by pianist and bandleader Count Basie performing the compositions and arrangements of Quincy Jones recorded in late 1958 and early [More]
“Blues in Frankie’s Flat” (Frank Foster) Personnel: Joe Newman – trumpet Frank Foster – tenor saxophone Al Grey – trombone Thad Jones, Snookey Young, Sonny Cohn, Joe Newman – trumpets Billy Mitchell, Frank Wess, Marshall [More]
This is part of the TV Show Astaire Time (last one) from 25 September 1960. Astaire suggested to Count: “You just play and I’ll dance,” And Basie replied “No, no. You dance and I’ll play.” [More]