“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 [More]
Mobius is an album by pianist Cedar Walton recorded in 1975 and released on the RCA label in 1975. Track listing: “Blue Trane” (John Coltrane) – 10:04 “Soho” (Cedar Walton) – 10:32 “Off Minor” (Thelonious [More]
Thе Cоunt Bаѕіе Roseland gіgѕ frоm 1953-54 аrе wеll dосumеntеd, but nоt so hіѕ one-nighter аt the Sаvоу Bаllrооm frоm 1954, сарturеd hеrе іn bеаutіful ѕоund. Thе Sаvоу was thе ѕіtе оf thе Bаѕіе bаnd’ѕ [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]
Time Capsule is a jazz album by drummer Elvin Jones recorded in 1977 and released on the Vanguard label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and stated “Overall, the music [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]
Track listing: 00:00 – Giant’s Steps 06:59 – Joy Spring 15:08 – Simone 24:50 – Just 40 Bars 29:25 – A Blues Ain’t Nothing But a Trip 42:00 – Fat Shoes 46:50 – Escale a [More]
Julius Watkins Sextet is a CD by horn player Julius Watkins featuring tracks recorded in 1954 and 1955 which were originally released as two 10 inch LPs (BLP 5053, 5064) on the Blue Note label. [More]
Hall of Fame is an album by pianist/bandleader Count Basie and His Orchestra recorded in 1956 and first released on the Verve label in 1959. Track listing: “Blues Inside Out” (Ernie Wilkins) – 6:37 “Big [More]
This studio session finds the great Hawkins playing as part of a five-piece sax section. Actually the other saxophonists and part of the rhythm section were taken from the Count Basie Orchestra and outfitted with [More]