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]
The New York Jazz Quartet in Chicago is an album by pianist Roland Hanna and the New York Jazz Quartet which was recorded in 1981 and released on the Bee Hive label. AllMusic Review by [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]
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]
The Happy Cats is an album by trumpeter Joe Newman’s Sextet recorded in early 1957 for the Coral label. Track listing: All compositions by Joe Newman except as indicated “The Happy Cats” – 3:08 “Cocktails [More]
Olio is an album by the Prestige All Stars nominally led by trumpeter Thad Jones recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Trumpeter Thad Jones receives first billing [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]
Billy Taylor with Four Flutes is an album by American jazz pianist Billy Taylor featuring tracks recorded in 1959 for the Riverside label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: In the 1950s, pianist Billy Taylor was [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]