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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 24, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: 1958
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ojc
  • ASIN: B00004Z3ZG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,398 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I first bought this album in the 60s as a 10 " vinyl and I just recently bought the CD. On paper it appears to have some drawbacks: the players are all a little past their prime and the total playing time is just over 40 minutes. However, I keep the playing the CD just as I did with the vinyl version years ago. It's relaxed and it swings. The front line consists of Paul Quinichette, tenor, Buck Clayton and Shad Collins, trumpets and Jack Washington, baritone. The rythmn section is Basie's: Eddie Jones, Jo Jones and Freddie Greene plus Nat Pierce on piano...what a swinging bedrock of rythmn! Everyone still has their chops and they are obviously enjoying the reunion - especially, I would guess, Jack Washington who got little solo time while playing with Basie but who aquits himself well here. There's lots to like about this album but I guess I keyed on the lines that Eddie Jones and Nat Pierce laid down behind the soloists. There are only 5 tunes, two of them 12 blues, but each gives the players time to stretch out and show their stuff. As an aside, the information provided by Amazon is completely wrong, perhaps mistakenly exchanged with some rock and roll anthology ...ignore it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bomojaz on February 21, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This 1958 session was the second of two Count Basie oriented albums Swingville put out (the first, FOR BASIE, was issued in 1957). All the musicians here are Basie alumni (even pianist Nat Pierce, a Basie influenced player if there ever was one, did arranging for the Count in the early 50s). The biggest kick for me is being able to hear baritone saxist Jack Washington stretch out solo-wise; he never really got his due in that role with the band (certainly not as much as Harry Carney did with Duke's band). He's a wonderful, gutsy player, especially forceful on ROSELAND SHUFFLE. Paul Quinichette is less a direct copy of Lester Young than usual on this date and seems to me in many spots (ROSELAND SHUFFLE again) to be purposely trying to distance himself from the master. Trumpeter Shad Collins is warm and lyrical as usual, especially on open horn. Buck Clayton's blues piece LOVE JUMPED OUT is a particularly handsome tune. Five tunes make up the CD - 3 swingers and 2 medium blues. It's a most relaxed and enjoyable set, definitely worth checking out.
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By Dave Pfeiffer on February 21, 2015
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It used to be said that Count Basie could take 12 guys and make them sound like 6, while Duke Ellington could take 6 guys and make them sound like 12. This group takes the middle ground with four horns on the front line with a full rhythm section. It doesn't sound like a big band, but has more presence than a combo. The star of the show here is Freddie Green. He doesn't take one solo but his subtle pulse swings everybody and fortunately is recorded to good advantage. Quinichette plays off many of Lester Young's ideas, but he's not as graceful on his feet as his idol. Still he plays with great drive.
Clayton is never less than superb, but the surprise is Shad Collins who I don't think was recorded much in his career. Here he navigates the entire range of the trumpet with ease with a comfortable warm sound. Jack Washington has a sound that falls somewhere between Harry Carny and Gerry Mulligan and his lines are both jagged and somewhat convoluted to the point where you think he's not going to come out of a solo unscathed. He does. Close your eyes during Nat Pierce's solos and you'll swear you're listening to Basie.
The music is not exactly 30's and 40's swing nor is it bop. It's what critics used to call "mainstream jazz." You don't hear it much anymore. When these guys left they took the music with them. Better latch on to this CD and recall how good music used to be.
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By Michael Palermo on September 7, 2013
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This is the 2nd installment of most of this great crew saluting Basie. What can I say? Great musicians playing wonderfully. The sound is good:would like to hear the album too. Thanks Amazon/
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