Count Basie 88 Basie Street

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CD Details

  • Released: April 25, 1994
  • Label: OJC

Tracks:

  • 1.Bluesville
  • 2.88 Basie Street
  • 3.Contractor's Blues
  • 4.The Blues Machine
  • 5.Katy
  • 6.Sunday at the Savoy

Product Description:

Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Danny Turner, Christopher Woods (alto saxophone, flute); Eric Dixon, Eric Schneider (tenor saxophone, flute); Kenny Hing (tenor saxophone); John Williams (baritone saxophone); Bob Summers, Dale Carley, Sonny Cohn, Frank Szabo, Jim Crawford (trumpet, flugelhorn); Booty Wood, Grover Mitchell, Dennis Wilson, Bill Hughes (trombone); Joe Pass (guitar); Cleveland Eaton (bass); Dennis Mackrel (drums).
Recorded at Oceanway Studios, Hollywood, California on May 11 & 12, 1983. Includes original liner notes by Norman Granz.
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (1987, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Danny Turner, Christopher Woods (alto saxophone, flute); Eric Dixon, Eric Schneider (tenor saxophone, flute); Kenny Hing (tenor saxophone); John Williams (baritone saxophone); Bob Summers, Dale Carley, Sonny Cohn, Frank Szabo, Jim Crawford (trumpet, flugelhorn); Booty Wood, Grover Mitchell, Dennis Wilson, Bill Hughes (trombone); Joe Pass (guitar); Cleveland Eaton (bass); Dennis Mackrel (drums).
Recorded at Oceanway Studios, Hollywood, California on May 11 & 12, 1983. Includes original liner notes by Norman Granz.
Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Joe Pass (guitar); Danny Turner (flute, saxophone, alto saxophone); Chris Woods (flute, alto saxophone); Eric Dixon , Eric Schneider (flute, tenor saxophone); Kenny Hing (tenor saxophone); John Williams , John Williams (baritone saxophone); Frank Szabo, Sonny Cohn, Bob Summers (trumpet, flugelhorn); Jim Crawford , Dale Carley (trumpet); Grover Mitchell , Dennis Wilson , Bill Hughes , Booty Wood (trombone); Dennis Mackrel (drums).
Audio Remixer: Phil DeLancie.
Recording information: Oceanway Studios, Hollywood, CA (05/11/1983-05/12/1983).
Photographer: Phil Stern.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Chris Woods; Kenny Hing; Count Basie; Danny Turner ; Dennis Mackrel; Eric Dixon ; Grover Mitchell ; Eric Schneider ; Dale Carley; John Williams ; Joe Pass; Bill Hughes ; Frank Szabo; Sonny Cohn; Cleveland Eaton; Booty Wood.
Arranger: Sammy Nestico.
While this is one of Count Basie's final albums, he's still in superb musical shape on this 1983 release. His band swings with the same kind of conviction and intimacy that made it famous during the Depression.
However there's a more contemporary feel to Basie's orchestra on 88 BASIE STREET; Cleveland Eaton plays all electric bass guitar, and saxophonist Eric Dixon and others contribute bop-inflected solos on "Contractor's Blues" and "The Blues Machine". To the end, Basie was dedicated to swing and the blues, never experimenting with rock or funk, as did contemporaries such as Buddy Rich and the next generation of big band icons such as Maynard Ferguson.

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