Count Basie Basie at Birdland 180g 2LP
Count Basie Basie at Birdland 180g 2LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: Pure Pleasure
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Count Basie Basie at Birdland 180g 2LP

Count Basie

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SKU:
PPRLP152065
UPC:
5060149623022

180g High Quality Pressing!
Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!

'Basie at Birdland' is a 1961 live album featuring Count Basie and his famed orchestra playing at Birdland in New York City. Recorded on June 27-28th of 1961, and released just one month later in July of that year, 'Basie at Birdland' proved once again that Count Basie was one of the world's best players, band leaders, and flag bearers of Jazz. Birdland, the self-proclaimed, 'Jazz Corner of the World' provides a raucous, lively backdrop to the band's soulful Kansas City style Jazz, on tunes like, 'Blue Backstage', and 'Good Time Blues' alongside their harder hitting, big band bop. 'Basie at Birdland' features the Count at the height of his prowess, and he and his band's fervent, swinging performance cannot be missed - it's perfect for novices and aficionados alike.

This is a jaw-dropping recording of Basie's band in 1961. The band is so tight and swings so hard it sounds at times as if one is listening to a Wurlitzer organ. There simply was no band that swung as hard as Basie's - at least not as recorded on this live date. Amazing.

Simply the best live recording of a big band ever!

Features

  • Double LP
  • 180g Vinyl
  • Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
  • 2 Standard sleeves
  • Side C& D contain Bonus Tracks not part of original album
  • Made in the UK

Musicians

  • Count Basie, piano
  • Marshal Royal, alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Frank Wess, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
  • Charlie Fowlkes, baritone saxophone
  • Eddie Jones, bass
  • Sonny Payne, drums
  • Freddie Green, guitar
  • Budd Johnson, tenor saxophone
  • Frank Foster, tenor saxophone
  • Benny Powell, trombone
  • Henry Coker, trombone
  • Quentin Jackson, trombone
  • Snooky Young, trumpet
  • Lennie Johnson, trumpet
  • Sonny Cohn, trumpet
  • Thad Jones, trumpet
  • Jon Hendricks, vocal (Track 5, Side A)
  • Selections

    Side A:

    1. Little Pony
    2. Discommotion
    3. Backstage Blues
    4. Blee Blop Blues
    5. Whirly Bird
    6. One O'Clock Jump

    Side B:

    1. Segue In "C"
    2. Good Time Blues
    3. One O'Clock Jump

    Side C:

    1. Easin' It
    2. A Little Tempo, Please
    3. Corner Pocket
    4. I Needs To Be Bee'd With

    Side D:

    1. Discommotion
    2. Segue In C (Alternate Take)
    3. Whirly-Bird
    4. One O'Clock Jump (Theme)

    Recorded live on June 27 & 28, 1961 at Birdland, New York City

    Description

    180g High Quality Pressing!
    Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!

    'Basie at Birdland' is a 1961 live album featuring Count Basie and his famed orchestra playing at Birdland in New York City. Recorded on June 27-28th of 1961, and released just one month later in July of that year, 'Basie at Birdland' proved once again that Count Basie was one of the world's best players, band leaders, and flag bearers of Jazz. Birdland, the self-proclaimed, 'Jazz Corner of the World' provides a raucous, lively backdrop to the band's soulful Kansas City style Jazz, on tunes like, 'Blue Backstage', and 'Good Time Blues' alongside their harder hitting, big band bop. 'Basie at Birdland' features the Count at the height of his prowess, and he and his band's fervent, swinging performance cannot be missed - it's perfect for novices and aficionados alike.

    This is a jaw-dropping recording of Basie's band in 1961. The band is so tight and swings so hard it sounds at times as if one is listening to a Wurlitzer organ. There simply was no band that swung as hard as Basie's - at least not as recorded on this live date. Amazing.

    Simply the best live recording of a big band ever!

    Features

    • Double LP
    • 180g Vinyl
    • Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
    • 2 Standard sleeves
    • Side C& D contain Bonus Tracks not part of original album
    • Made in the UK

    Musicians

  • Count Basie, piano
  • Marshal Royal, alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Frank Wess, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
  • Charlie Fowlkes, baritone saxophone
  • Eddie Jones, bass
  • Sonny Payne, drums
  • Freddie Green, guitar
  • Budd Johnson, tenor saxophone
  • Frank Foster, tenor saxophone
  • Benny Powell, trombone
  • Henry Coker, trombone
  • Quentin Jackson, trombone
  • Snooky Young, trumpet
  • Lennie Johnson, trumpet
  • Sonny Cohn, trumpet
  • Thad Jones, trumpet
  • Jon Hendricks, vocal (Track 5, Side A)
  • Selections

    Side A:

    1. Little Pony
    2. Discommotion
    3. Backstage Blues
    4. Blee Blop Blues
    5. Whirly Bird
    6. One O'Clock Jump

    Side B:

    1. Segue In "C"
    2. Good Time Blues
    3. One O'Clock Jump

    Side C:

    1. Easin' It
    2. A Little Tempo, Please
    3. Corner Pocket
    4. I Needs To Be Bee'd With

    Side D:

    1. Discommotion
    2. Segue In C (Alternate Take)
    3. Whirly-Bird
    4. One O'Clock Jump (Theme)

    Recorded live on June 27 & 28, 1961 at Birdland, New York City

    ISBN
    ASSOC
    R
    Genre
    Jazz
    If Can Be Discounted
    YES
    Discontinued
    NO
    Inventory
    .00
    Construct
    0
    Dropship
    0
    Record Speed Record Size
    12"
    Artist
    Count Basie
    Title
    Basie at Birdland
    Composer
    Additional Artists
    Eddie Jones, Sonny Payne, Thad Jones, Budd Johnson
    Record Weight
    180G
    Record Speed
    33RPM
    Multi Channel
    Stereo
    1
    Mono
    Colored
    Picture Disc
    1/2 Speed
    DMM
    Out of Print
    Sell Hold/Repressing
    Direct to disc
    Creation Date
    05-14-2020
    Release Date
    08-17-2020
    Scratch & Dent
    0
    Availability
    Backordered
    Format
    Vinyl
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