“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]
“For this compilation of small big-band performances, bassist Sam Jones – long recognized for his ability to anchor and swing a session – reliably grounds a collection of arrangements that have an affinity with the [More]
For Someone I Love is an album by vibraphonist Milt Jackson featuring big band performances arranged by Melba Liston recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label. “The main reasons for this CD reissue’s success are Melba Liston’s inventive and unpredictable arrangements for [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]
Live at the Village Vanguard is a 1967 big band jazz album recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and released on the Solid State Records label. The album was nominated for a 1967 [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]
The Dissection and Reconstruction of Music From the Past as Performed By the Inmates of Lalo Schifrin’s Demented Ensemble as a Tribute to the Memory of the Marquis De Sade is a 1966 studio album [More]
Giblet Gravy is the fourth album by jazz/soul guitarist George Benson. AllMusic Review by Richard S. Ginell: No, you’re not in Creed Taylor country yet, but you might as well be, for many of the [More]
Fantabulous is a jazz album by Oliver Nelson. Recorded in 1964 for Argo Records, the album was not released as a single CD in the U.S. until 2008 on the Verve 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]