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Count Basie & His Orchestra: Listen...You Shall Hear (CD: Hep)Count Basie & His Orchestra: Listen...You Shall Hear (CD: Hep)
Classic sides with Lester Young, Buck Clayton and Jimmy Rushing, 1937. 


Price:  £9.99 


Count Basie & His Orchestra: Do You Wanna Jump (CD: Hep)

Price:  £9.99 


Volume 2 of Hep's excellent early Basie collections, this one covering 1937-8. 

Count Basie: Jukebox Hits, 1940-52 (CD: Acrobat)
 


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Count Basie: Jukebox Hits, 1940-52 (CD: Acrobat)


Count Basie: And The Kansas City 7 (CD: Impulse- US Import)Count Basie: And The Kansas City 7 (CD: Impulse- US Import)
 


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Count Basie: The Complete Atomic Basie (CD: Roulette)
Cover equation: E = MC2 = Count Basie Orchestra + Neal Hefti Arrangements. Big-band power, precision and swing from one of Basie's finest outfits. This 1957 recording is his best-known album, with orchestral riffs and "head" arrangements derived from Kansas City style---all shaped and written by Neal Hefti. Featured soloists are trumpets Thad Jones and Joe Newman; altoist Frank Wess; a forceful Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis on tenor; and the leader's own spare piano. Examples of superbly controlled ensemble playing on "After Supper," "Midnite Blue," and the famed "Lil' Darlin'." For blues feeling and force, hear the trumpet "Duet," in-the-groove "Splanky," and vigorous "Fantail." Excellent introduction to Basie power and E. Recommended. (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishing.)

'The Count's best-known single album, including "Whirlybird" and "Li'l Darlin'". Tenor soloist, and later band manager, Lockjaw Davis enlivens several of the tracks, all written by prolific Basie contributor Neal Hefti.' (The Rough Guide To Jazz)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


Price:  £8.99 

Count Basie: The Complete Atomic Basie (CD: Roulette)


Count Basie: King Of Swing (CD: Clef LPR)Count Basie: King Of Swing (CD: Clef LPR)
 


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Count Basie: April In Paris (CD: Verve)
 


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Count Basie: April In Paris (CD: Verve)


Count Basie: At Newport (CD: Verve)Count Basie: At Newport (CD: Verve)
When the Count Basie band walked onto the stage at Newport in 1957, the very air was saturated with electricity. The nearly 8,000 fans in the audience could feel it, too—a sense of history in the making. The crowd was there to see a reconstituted version of the original Basie band, with luminous sidemen like Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Jo Jones, and Jimmy Rushing on the stand, alongside the updated edition—a sleek, sophisticated unit that was a hotbed for ascending stars like Thad Jones and Frank Foster. Basie's set goes on record as the most exciting and hard-swinging performance of one extraordinary night. (Verve Music Group) 


Price:  £9.99 


Count Basie: Basie Land (CD: Verve)
 


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Count Basie: Basie Land (CD: Verve)


Count Basie: Basie in London (CD: Verve- US Import)Count Basie: Basie in London (CD: Verve- US Import)
 


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Count Basie: The Count Basie Story (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
The Basie Band that came out of Kansas City in the 1930's made an enormous impact on the jazz world. With a line-up that included Buck Clayton, Lester Young, Herschel Evans and what rightfully has been called the finest rhythm section the world has ever known.

The 99 tracks in this box set are testimony to the greatest swing band ever. The 48 page booklet traces Basie's story and his 40 years as leader of bands that were the epitome of swing. Also included is a discography and many rare photographs. Tracks include: One O'Clock Jump/Swinging The Blues/Jumpin' At The Woodside/My Heart Belongs To Daddy/Rock-A-Bye-Basie/Dickie's Dream/Lester Leaps In/Down For Double/Harvard Blues/The King/Seventh Avenue Express. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 

Count Basie: The Count Basie Story (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)

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