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]
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]
It Could Only Happen with You is the final album by American pianist and arranger Duke Pearson featuring performances recorded in 1970 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1974. AllMusic Review by [More]
Homecoming! is an album by jazz pianist Elmo Hope recorded in 1961 for the Riverside label. AllMusic Review by Brandon Burke: Homecoming! is a particularly high-spirited record for this stage in Hope’s troubled career. Following [More]
This Time by Basie (subtitled Hits of the 50’s & 60’s) is an album released by pianist, composer and bandleader Count Basie featuring jazz versions of contemporary hits recorded in 1963 and originally released on [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]
“First Time! The Count Meets the Duke” is an album by American pianists, composers and bandleaders Duke Ellington and Count Basie with their combined Orchestras recorded and released on the Columbia label in 1961. The [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]
Elmo Hope Trio – Crazy (Race for Space) (1961) Personnel: Elmo Hope – piano Butch Warren – bass Granville T. Hogan – drums _________________________________ from the album ‘HIGH HOPE!’ (Beacon Records)