- Released: April 21, 2009
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Imports
- 1.Hittin' Twelve
- 2.Freckle Face
- 3.Things Ain't What They Used to Be
- 4.Whirly Bird
- 5.The More I See You
- 6.Orange Sherbert
- 7.Way Out Basie
- 9.Jumpin' at the Woodside
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Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Booby Plater, Danny Turner (alto saxophone); Jimmy Forrest, Eric Dixon (tenor saxophone); Charles Fowlkes (baritone saxophone); Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn); Waymon Reed, Sonny Cohn, Bobby Mitchell, Lyn Biviano (trumpet); Mel Wanzo, Bill Hughes, Al Grey, Dennis Wilson (trombone); Freddie Green (guitar); John Duke (bass); Butch Miles (drums).
Recorded in Nice, France in 1977.
Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Freddie Green (guitar); Danny Turner , Bobby Plater (alto saxophone); Eric Dixon , Jimmy Forrest (tenor saxophone); Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone); Clark Terry, Lin Biviano, Waymon Reed, Sonny Cohn, Bobby Mitchell (trumpet); Mel Wanzo, Dennis Wilson , Al Grey, Bill Hughes (trombone); Butch Miles (drums).
Recording information: Munich, Germany (1970); South Of France (1970).
A fine collection by the Count Basie Orchestra, In Europe was taken from concerts in France and Germany. Dating from the period when the band featured trombonist Al Grey and tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest (not to mention the exciting drummer Butch Miles), the orchestra plays its usual repertoire from the '70s (including "Freckle Face," "Whirly Bird," and "Basie!") but manages to sound fresh and creative within the boundaries of the Basie tradition. ~ Scott Yanow