The Count Basie Orchestra High Voltage 180g LP
The Count Basie Orchestra High Voltage 180g LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: MPS Records
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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The Count Basie Orchestra High Voltage 180g LP

The Count Basie Orchestra

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Availability: Expected On 04-30-2020
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SKU:
MPSLP11545
UPC:
4029759115458
Limited Edition 180g Virgin Vinyl! Analogue Remastering (AAA)!

When in January, 1970 Count Basie entered the studio with his 17-piece big band to record “High Voltage”, he ushered in the last full decade as bandleader of his Orchestra. The Orchestra had left its imprint on the sixties by recording with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. There would be more great albums with star vocalists in the '70s but the band’s purely instrumental works, which had begun in 1965, would also continue. Back then Basie had engaged acclaimed Cuban composer/arranger Chico O’Farrill to arrange the music for such concept albums as “Basie Meets Bond” and “Basie’s Beatle Bag”, transforming them into crossover gems.

On “High Voltage”, arranger Chico O’Farrill demonstrates his affinity to Basie’s big band sound, this time with a repertoire of standards. For this album, Basie specifically chose pieces the band had never recorded in their more than 30-year existence. This is saying something, since the band covers such an impressive span of jazz history, from the beginning of the swing era to the bop-influenced bands of the '50s on through to the present album. The Count’s new drummer Harold Jones propels Fred Fisher’s “Chicago” with a tremendous drive. The Rogers and Hart classic “Have You Met Miss Jones” features beguilingly dense deep-register horn lines and an almost languorous piano, and Eric Dixon’s tasty flute solo spices up “The Lady Is A Tramp”. With its smoky sophistication, Eddie Lockjaw Davis’ Tenor dominates “Bewitched”, whereas guest trumpeter Joe Newman’s muted tongue-in-cheek solo highlights “Day In Day Out”. Of course, Basie himself also steps forward: for instance, on the Fats Waller-like intro to “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You”, and with the playful grace notes on “If I Were A Bell”.” Reminiscent of the Las Vegas shows the band performed with Frank Sinatra, “Get Me To The Church On Time” is also a masterful dialogue between the horn sections.

Features:
• 180g audiophile pressing
• Analogue remastering (AAA)
• Liner notes include remastering info & a picture of the original master tape box
• Adapted original cover artwork
• Gatefold Jacket

Selections:
Side A:

1. Chicago
2. Have You Met Miss Jones
3. The Lady Is A Tramp
4. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
5. Bewitched
6. Day In Day Out
Side B:
7. Get Me To The Church On Time
8. When Sonny Gets Blue
9. On the Sunny Side Of The Street
10. Together
11. If I Were A Bell
12. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Description
Limited Edition 180g Virgin Vinyl! Analogue Remastering (AAA)!

When in January, 1970 Count Basie entered the studio with his 17-piece big band to record “High Voltage”, he ushered in the last full decade as bandleader of his Orchestra. The Orchestra had left its imprint on the sixties by recording with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. There would be more great albums with star vocalists in the '70s but the band’s purely instrumental works, which had begun in 1965, would also continue. Back then Basie had engaged acclaimed Cuban composer/arranger Chico O’Farrill to arrange the music for such concept albums as “Basie Meets Bond” and “Basie’s Beatle Bag”, transforming them into crossover gems.

On “High Voltage”, arranger Chico O’Farrill demonstrates his affinity to Basie’s big band sound, this time with a repertoire of standards. For this album, Basie specifically chose pieces the band had never recorded in their more than 30-year existence. This is saying something, since the band covers such an impressive span of jazz history, from the beginning of the swing era to the bop-influenced bands of the '50s on through to the present album. The Count’s new drummer Harold Jones propels Fred Fisher’s “Chicago” with a tremendous drive. The Rogers and Hart classic “Have You Met Miss Jones” features beguilingly dense deep-register horn lines and an almost languorous piano, and Eric Dixon’s tasty flute solo spices up “The Lady Is A Tramp”. With its smoky sophistication, Eddie Lockjaw Davis’ Tenor dominates “Bewitched”, whereas guest trumpeter Joe Newman’s muted tongue-in-cheek solo highlights “Day In Day Out”. Of course, Basie himself also steps forward: for instance, on the Fats Waller-like intro to “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You”, and with the playful grace notes on “If I Were A Bell”.” Reminiscent of the Las Vegas shows the band performed with Frank Sinatra, “Get Me To The Church On Time” is also a masterful dialogue between the horn sections.

Features:
• 180g audiophile pressing
• Analogue remastering (AAA)
• Liner notes include remastering info & a picture of the original master tape box
• Adapted original cover artwork
• Gatefold Jacket

Selections:
Side A:

1. Chicago
2. Have You Met Miss Jones
3. The Lady Is A Tramp
4. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
5. Bewitched
6. Day In Day Out
Side B:
7. Get Me To The Church On Time
8. When Sonny Gets Blue
9. On the Sunny Side Of The Street
10. Together
11. If I Were A Bell
12. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
The Count Basie Orchestra
Title
High Voltage
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
11-15-2016
Availability
Expected On 04-30-2020
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
12-02-2016
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
EXPECT_ON
2020-04-30 00:00:00.000
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