Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Dance along with Basie

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Dance along with Basie

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Count Basie and his Orchestra

Dance Along With Basie

Poll Winners Records PWR 27206

Thad Jones (p, arr#), John Anderson, Snooky Young, Joe Newman (tp) Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb) Marshall Royal (as) Frank Wess (as, fl) Billy Mitchell (ts) Frank Foster (ts,arr ) Charlie Fowlkes (bs, fl) Count Basie (p) Freddie Greene (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) NYC, Between December 16 and December 31 1959

It Had to Be You# / Makin' Whoopee# / Can't We Be Friends?# / Misty / It's a Pity to Say Goodnigh#t / How Am I to Know?# / Easy Living# / Fools Rush In# / Secret Love / Give Me the Simple Life# / Back to the Apple

Same personnel except Wendell Cully (tp) instead of John Anderson, Joe Williams (vcl)* Arr Jimmy Mundy#, Benny Carter , Ernie

Wilkins** / Nat Pierce##, NYC Between April 28 and December 10 1958

Moten Swing** / Ol' Man River# / Fair ane Warmer** / M-Squad Theme / Tell Me Your Troubles*## / Imagination

Same except Bill Hughes (tb) instead of Grey & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis instead of Mitchell, NYC, Arr Jimmy Mundy#, September 19 1957

Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You* / Love Me Baby / Confessin' the Blues* / J and B#

Count Basie

One More Time - Music from the Pen of Quincy Jones

American Jazz Classics A 99014

Basie One More Time

Thad Jones, Wendell Culley, Snooky Young, Joe Newman (tp) Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb) Marshall Royal (as) Frank Wess (as, ts, fl) (ts) Frank Foster (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bs) Count Basie (p) Freddie Greene (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Arr Quincy Jones, NYC, December 18-20 1959

For Lena and Lennie / Rat Race / Quince / Meet B. B, / The Big Walk / A Square at the Roundtable / I Needs to be Bee'd With / Jessica's Day / The Midnignt Sun Will Never Set / Muttnik

String Along With Basie

Ben Webster (ts) Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb) Count Basie (p) Freddie Greene (g) George Duvivier (b) Jimmy Crawford (d) plus string orchestra, Arr Quincy Jones, NYC July 20 1959

Blue and Sentimental / Blues Bittersweet / These Foolish Things

Illinois Jacquet (ts) Frank Wess, Herbie Mann (l) Andy Fitzgerald (fl, b-cl) Count Basie (p) Freddie Greene (g) George Duvivier (b) Jimmy Crawford (d) plus string orchestra, Arr George Williams, NYC May 10-11 1960

Summertime / Song of the Islands / Stringing the Blues / The One I Love / Poor Butterfly / She's Funny That Way / Sweet Lorraine

During the early to middle fifties, partially as a result of the efforts of such enthusiasts as John Hammond with his productions for Vanguard and later for Columbia and Norman Granz with his Clef and Norgran labels, there was a revival of interest in the musicians from the "middle period" of jazz who had been sadly neglected in the years immediately preceding, the silliness of the bebop / mouldy fygge disputes having dominated much of the attention of both the jazz media and the jazz audience during that period. It's just possible that the reborn Basie band was a beneficiary of this refreshing attitude.

The postwar period was a time of trouble and travail for the big bands which had dominated both jazz and popular music for the past decade and in was in this climate that Basie, being only one of many, found it difficult to maintain a working band. Therefore, in late 1949, he disbanded and for several years thereafter worked primarily with small groups, although occasionally putting together an ad-hoc larger group for recording dates or for special appearances. …

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