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Count Basie And His Orchestra - Basic Basie (1969/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz
Count Basie And His Orchestra - Basic Basie (1969/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: Count Basie And His Orchestra
Title: Basic Basie
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Piano Blues, Piano Jazz
Label: © MPS - Musik Produktion Schwarzwald | Edel Germany GmbH
Release Date: 1969/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: e-Onkyo
Duration: 00:33:37
Recorded: October 20th, 1969, Universal Recording Studio, Chicago, IL

In his autobiography, Miles Davis wrote that as a seven or eight year old kid in his native East St. Louis, he often came to school too late. He just had to listen to the daily 8:45 a.m. “Harlem Rhythms” radio program. One of the orchestras that especially fascinated the youngster was Count Basie’s big band. To this day, the band continues to impress the jazz world. MPS scored a coup when they were able to set up a recording date with the Basie orchestra. It took place on October 20th, 1969 at Universal Studios in Chicago. As agreed upon, the band brought along standards from the Basie book, and the Count fulfilled MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer’s wish that Basie play longer piano passages than usual; normally Basie limited himself to a short riff here and there. “The way Basie and his orchestra played reminded me of a top long distance runner,” producer Sonny Lester commented in the liner notes to the album. He went on to say that the band’s playing was, “disciplined, clean, with such a feel for timing and teamwork that you had the feeling that every band member was guided by the same brain.” The best-known names in that particular group were tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and guitarist Freddie Green, who was a Basie mainstay over the decades. The Count, whose name was actually William James Basie, died in 1984 at the age of 79.

1 Idaho 2:16
2 Blues In My Heart 2:50
3 I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You 3:50
4 Red Roses For A Blue Lady 2:48
5 Moonglow 2:53
6 Ma, He's Making Eyes At Me 2:12
7 M Squad 2:15
8 Sweet Lorraine 3:25
9 Ain't Misbehavin' 2:33
10 Don't Worry 'Bout Me 2:54
11 As Long As I Live 2:45
12 I've Got The World On A String 2:47

Arranger – Chico O'Farrill, Eric Dixon (#3)
Contrabass – Norman Keenan
Drums – Harold Jones
Flute – Eric Dixon
Guitar – Freddie Green
Liner Notes – Sonny Lester
Photography – Hans Harzheim, Sepp Werkmeister
Piano – Count Basie
Producer – Sonny Lester
Saxophone, Alto – Bobby Plater, Marshal Royal
Saxophone, Baritone – Charlie Fowlkes
Saxophone, Tenor – Eddie Davis, Eric Dixon
Trombone – Bill Hughes, Grover Mitchell, M.F. Wanzo
Trumpet – Gene Goe, Oscar Brashear, Sonny Cohn, W. Reed

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