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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]
“Wednesday’s Blues” (Joe Newman). Jіvе at Fіvе іѕ аn аlbum by trumpeter Joe Newman fеаturіng trасkѕ rесоrdеd wіth members of thе Cоunt Bаѕіе Orсhеѕtrа іn 1960 аnd originally released оn the Swingville lаbеl. Personnel: Joe [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]
“Lush Life” (Billy Strayhorn) Personnel: Frank Wess – tenor saxophone Dr. Billy Taylor – piano Ingrid Jensen – trumpet Russell Malone – guitar Chip Jackson – bass Winard Harper – drums.
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]