Count Basie For the First Time
|CYBER SALE:||$16.90 Limited Time Only|
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
- Released: July 1, 1991
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Pablo
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Ray Brown (bass); Louis Bellson (drums).
Recorded in Los Angeles, California on May 22, 1974. Includes original release liner notes by Benny Green.
Digitally remastered by Danny Kopelson (1987, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
This strong set finds Basie in a small group context, a setting unusual for the master of big band swing. With the help of bassist Ray Brown and drummer Louie Bellson, however, Basie swings as hard as ever, while the trio format lets the Count's punchy, rhythmically adroit piano work come to the fore. The track list includes Basie originals such as "Baby Lawrence," "Pres," and the slinky, down-tempo "Blues In The Alley."
Basie also revisits tunes from earlier in his career, such as "Lady Be Good" (a nod to his milestone recording of the song with Lester Young), "Song of the Island," and "As Long As I Live" (which he cut with the Benny Goodman sextet in the late '30s). Brown and Bellson provide dynamically sensitive, energetic support on every cut, creating a web through which Basie's spare, groovy piano motifs weave and roll. This is a refreshing, pared-down take on the music of one of jazz's figureheads.
Count BasieFor the Second Time (With Louis Bellson & Ray Brown)
$10.56 CYBER SALE
Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 5 ratings.
Based on 5 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
Top ranking CD:
- Various Artists Extreme Hits - The Sixties, Volume 2: 20 Original Hits (CD) ~ 99¢ CYBER SALE
- Various Artists Top Hits of the 60s - Groovy Hits (CD) ~ 99¢ CYBER SALE
- Various Artists WCBS FM101.1 - Great Ladies of Rock & Roll - The 70s (CD) ~ 99¢ CYBER SALE
- Various Artists History of Rock - The 60's, Part 1 (CD) ~ $5.98 CYBER SALE
- Various Artists Top Hits of the 70s - Absolute Hits (CD) ~ 99¢ CYBER SALE