Selections: The Heat's On, Freckle Face, Splanky, The More I See You, A Night in Tunisia, Bag of Dream, Jumpin' at the Woodside, Fantail, Li'l Darlin, I Needs to be Bee'd With, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, One O'Clock Jump
Count Basie Quartet (August 21, 1968):
Count Basie (piano); Norman Keenan (bass); Freddie Green (guitar); Sonny Payne
Earl Fatha Hines Trio (February 15, 1963):
Earl Hines (piano); John Green (bass); Earl Watkins (drums)
Jimmy Rushing (October 26, 1962):
Jimmy Rushing (piano and vocals)
(January 23, 1963):
Louis Armstrong (vocals)
Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie '79
This concert is the perfect
example of how to swing. The ideal combination of Ella at the height of her
powers in 1979 with the Count Basie Orchestra, and then accompanied by the great
man himself, leads to a sublime evening.
Selections: Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, Sweet Georgia Brown, Some Other Spring, Make Me Rainbows, After You've Gone, 'Round Midnight, Dindi, Fine and Mellow
, I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance, Flying Home, You've Changed, Honeysuckle Rose, St. Louis Blues, A-Tisket, A-Tasket, I've Got a Crush on You
Count Basie & Friends - Swing Era
This compilation of short films from the swing era finds the Count in splendid form, performing in his relaxed and gutsy manner. The DVD is completed with different sounds showcasing Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Joe Turner, Henry Red Allen, Gene
Krupa, Lucky Millinder, and the dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson. Features Basie Sextet (1950) with Clark Terry, Wardell Gray, Buddy
DeFranco, and Helen Humes.
The jam is one of the great traditions in jazz and when you
hear a line-up like this 1975 concert you can really see why. The great Count
Basie is in charge of proceedings from the piano and is aided by the likes of
Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, Louis Bellson on drums, Milt Jackson on
vibraphone, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, and Johnny Griffin on tenor sax.
Billie's Bounce (Roy Eldridge/Count Basie/Johnny Griffin/Niels
Henning Orsted Pedersen/Louis Bellson/Milt Jackson)
Montreux Blues 1 (Johnny Griffin/Milt Jackson)
In (Roy Eldridge/Johnny Griffin/Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen/Louis Bellson/Milt
Montreux Blues 2 (Roy Eldridge/Milt Jackson/Johnny Griffin)
Count Basie delivers a spectacular show live from Carnegie Hall on March 20, 1981 celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of his illustrious career. This all-star tribute also features Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, George Benson, and Joe Williams.
Selections: Sweet Georgia Brown, In a Mellow Tone, Goin' to Chicago, Booty's Blues, There'll Never Be Another You, April in Paris, One O'Clock Jump, Sophisticated Lady, Indian Summer, It Don't Mean a Thing ...and many others!
Count Basie - Live in Sweden 1962
is filmed in Sweden with sidemen Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Sonny Cohn,
Al Aarons, Quentin Jackson, Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Eric Dixon, Frank Wess,
Marshal Royal, Frank Foster, Charles Fowlkes, Eddie Jones, Sonny Payne, Freddie
Green, and Irene Reid. Liner notes are provided by Chris Sheridan.
Selections: Easin' It, You Are Too Beautiful, Until I Met You, Corner Pocket, Stella by
Starlight, Back to the Apple, I Needs to be Bee'd With, I Got Rhythm, Back Water Blues, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Old Man River, One O'clock Jump