“Sweet Georgia Brown” is a jazz standard and pop tune composed in 1925 by Ben Bernie and Maceo Pinkard, with lyrics by Kenneth Casey. The Count Basie Orchestra: Sonny Cohn, Pete Minger, Darle Carley, Bob [More]
  On Sept. 18, 1965, Count Basie was in the U.K. touring when the band appeared on the BBC’s Show of the Week. Basie’s New Testament band was in peak ’60s form, and the show [More]
The Chase Is On is an album by saxophonists Charlie Rouse and Paul Quinichette recorded in 1957 and released on the Bethlehem label. The combination of Rouse and Quinichette was a very satisfactory coupling of [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]
Track listing: A The Huckle-Buck (A. Gibson, Alfred) B Robbin’s Nest (Jacquet, C. Thompson) Personnel: Lem Davis – alto saxophone Charlie Fowlkes – baritone saxophone Walter Page – bass Jo Jones – drums Freddie Green [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]
That Old Feeling is an album by saxophonis and arranger Al Cohn and His Orchestra featuring trumpeter Joe Newman recorded in 1955 for the RCA Victor label. Track listing: “That Old Feeling” (Sammy Fain, Lew [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]