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Count Basie - Big Band 1977

Item# MX2

This 1977 concert is part of the Norman Granz "Jazz in Montreux" series. 12 tracks are included.


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



Item# JC5

Count Basie Quartet (August 21, 1968):
Count Basie (piano); Norman Keenan (bass); Freddie Green (guitar); Sonny Payne (drums)

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)

Louis Armstrong       (January 23, 1963):
Louis Armstrong (vocals)

Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie '79

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

Item# MX9

Count Basie & Friends - Swing Era

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. 
Item# FA37

Count Basie - Jam 1975

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)

Lester Leaps In (Roy Eldridge/Johnny Griffin/Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen/Louis Bellson/Milt Jackson)

Montreux Blues 2 (Roy Eldridge/Milt Jackson/Johnny Griffin)

Item# MX1

Count Basie - Live at Carnegie Hall 1981

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!

Item# FA36
Count Basie - Bruni Jazz Art

Count Basie - Live in Sweden 1962

Item# IC4
Count Basie - Live in Sweden 1962

Count Basie 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

Count Basie - Live in Sweden 1962

Count Basie & His Orchestra - Live In Berlin & Stockholm 1968

For the first time ever on DVD! A highly distinctive pianist from the Kansas City jazz school and leader of one of the most celebrated swing bands in history, Count Basie needs no further introduction. More...


Count Basie - Live in Sweden 1962

Count Basie - Swingin' The Blues

In this DVD, a distinguished group of Basie alumni - including early band stars Harry "Sweets" Edison, Earle Warren, and Claude Williams, and later stars Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Tate, and Joe Williams - lend their insights. The film is generously supported by vintage performance films beginning in the 1930s and master recordings of the greatest Basie sessions. More...


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