Sides A & B previously release on ABC Impulse. Sides C & D previously released on the Dot and ABC labels. Other Versions (1 of 1) View All. Cat.
William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. In 1935, Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, and in 1936 took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others.
The Count Basie Orchestra is a 16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era, founded by Count Basie in 1935 and recording regularly from 1936. Despite a brief disbandment at the beginning of the 1950s, the band survived long past the Big Band era itself and the death of Basie in 1984. It continues as a 'ghost band'.
The album’s title – given to the sessions on their original album release in 1957 – reflects the influence the sides had on the West Coast cool jazz sound. Key Track: ‘Boplicity’. 18: Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers: Moanin’ (Blue Note). Count Basie – the Original American Decca Recordings 48. Bud Powell – The Amazing Bud Powell V. and please don’t forget Norman Granz’ series JATP Jazz at the Philharmonic.
Confident Enigmatic Exuberant Freewheeling Gritty Joyous Lively Lush Playful Rambunctious Refined Rollicking Romantic Rousing Sophisticated Sparkling Swaggering Theatrical Witty. The Complete Clef/Verve Count Basie Fifties Studio Recordings. The eight CDs that make up this collection document the second rise of Count Basie's big band. The second band had been created at the urging of Billy Eckstine, who convinced Basie that even though the era of the large jazz-swing orchestra - an era he was an architect of - was by all appearances over, he could make a real go of it with his brand of blues and swing.
Never before had Basie s band been better recorded, the thrill and full potential of its sound caught on tape
Count Basie Golden Star Collection. Kansas City 5. Count Basie. 2018 Remastered Version. The Complete Atomic Basie. The Columbia, Okeh & Vocalion Sessions (1936-1940) Vol. 3. Lester Young & Count Basie.
|Oh, Lady Be Good||4:37|
|Shoe Shine Boy||4:10|
|Tally-ho, Mr. Basie||4:26|
|Trey Of Hearts||3:42|
|I Want A Little Girl (Looking For A Boy)||4:13|
|Down For Double||2:50|
|Jive At Five||3:55|
|Jumpin' At The Woodside||5:17|
|One O'Clock Jump|
|Blue And Sentimental||4:27|
|The Kid From Red Bank||2:29|
|One O'Clock Jump||1:30|
|IA-9351/2||Count Basie||The Retrospective Sessions (2xLP, Comp)||Impulse!||IA-9351/2||US||1978|
|AS-9351/2||Count Basie||The Retrospective Sessions (2xLP, Comp)||Impulse!||AS-9351/2||France||1978|