Genre: Jazz
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Count Basie 88 Basie Street 180g LP

Count Basie

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One of the pieces on this album is called "The Blues Machine," which could stand as a description of the big band Count Basie operated for half a century. In the 1983 edition, Basie molded the talents of a mixture of veterans and relative newcomers to produce the immediately identifiable Basie sound and spirit. Sal Nistico's arrangements are featured on four tunes. 88 Basie Street captures the master in outstanding sound recorded by Allen Sides at OceanWay Studios in Hollywood. Featuring these songs: "Bluesville," "88 Basie Street," "Contractor's Blues," "The Blues Machine," "Katy," "Sunday at the Savoy" with Booty Wood, Grover Mitchell, Dennis Wilson.

"One of Basie's last albums. His great bands had long departed. Still, this has ample charms, and the fidelity is awesomely high. You get every nuance of Basie's touch - the full percussive snap and harmonic bloom; the sax section swoons; the horns scream; the dynamics whisper and swell." - Fred Kaplan, The Absolute Sound, December 2005 (included in Kaplan's "Best-Sounding Jazz LPs")

1. Bluesville
2. 88 Basie Street
3. Contractor's Blues
4. The Blues Machine
5. Katy
6. Sunday at the Savoy

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