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At Newport Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Live

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Electricity, and history, were in the air when Basie hit Newport in '57. He was back with Lester Young, Jo Jones, Illinois Jacquet and Jimmy Rushing, plus new stars like Thad Jones and Frank Foster. Lester Leaps In; The Comeback; One O'Clock Jump , and the rest of these songs made for the most exciting set of an extraordinary night. Five bonus cuts!
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 10, 2004)
  • Reis Rmst DLX ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Live
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B00018GJGA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,856 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is a great wild and swinging performance, both the "reunion" sides and the straight band stuff.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s Lester Young toured and performed with the Basie New Testament band quite often. In fact, at times he would simply show up for a rehearsal or stage performance unannounced and just blow. Basie always kept the door open for him and his chair in the section was his whenever he showed up whatever other combos Prez had.
However, even though THE PRESIDENT was in rough shape that weekend (he wasn't dying that happened 3 years later), there are no later day recordings of Prez with the band that capture the swing that the reunion sides do here.
I think it had to do with having Joe Jones and Mr. Rushing present. A lot of his Basie band mates from the 1930s used to say that the big diffeence in Lester Young's 1950s performances was that he really needed a swing rhythm section, despite the excellence of Roy Haynes and other bop influenced young drummers Prez employed in his own combos. Papa Jo, Jo Jones the great drummer of the Basie band, is reunited with Freddie Green and Count Basie, with only Walter Page the original bassist in the 1930s All American Rhythm section being missing.
One of the great things here is hearing Jimmie Rushing--who was a bit more of a stranger to Basie in these years than Prez--swinging the band. The New Testament band reacts to his singing by swinging back at him like they would any other master soloist. You can also pick up on some of the other cuts where Jimmie isn't singing, where his hand clapping and shouting is adding to the fury of the bands swing. If you are lucky enough to be familiar with air checks of the 1930s and early 1940s live performances by Basie, you can hear Jimmie doing the same stuff then.
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So, where is the complete version of this concert? In verve's vault, waiting another 5- 10 years, so they can sell it to you again. They missed a big chance od finnaly releasing this historic concert the way it should be, in a 2 cd edition, 24 bit remastered. Check out the Duke ay Newport release and compare it with this. The music itself is 4 stars at least, Lester was not in his prime anymore, and you can hear it, but Joe Williams is just amazing.
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By LJC on September 13, 2015
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This album is an ABSOLUTE must for any kind of jazz library, a historic 1957 recording, live at the Newport Jazz Festival, with introductions by the legendary John Hammond. Basie with his orchestra of all-stars offers up a dozen lively beauties showcasing everyone's talents, then launches the entire ensemble into orbit when Illinois Jacquet joins them for more than nine minutes of a One O'Clock Jump that must be heard to be believed!!!!
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As The Count Basie Orchestra walked on the stage at The Newport Jazz Festival
that Sunday evening in 1957, the very air was saturated with electricity and the music
was both inspired and often historic, as the 8,000 fans within the audience would feel
the electricity when the crowd knew a sense of history was in the making. The crowd
that were there to see a reunion of the original Count Basie Big Band from the 1930's
and the 1940's were treated to a time-honoured event as this original reunion include
Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Roy Eldridge, Jo Jones, and Jimmy Rushing got back
on the stand alongside the updated edition--a sleek, sophisticated unit that would be
a hotbed for ascending stars like Thad Jones, Frank Wess, Joe Williams and session
musician Frank Foster. Beginning with a superb introduction by John Hammond, the
highly versatile jubilent track set proceed with Swingin' At Newport (another big `new'
for Basie at the time), as other live songs includes Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)
and Evenin', where `Mr. Five & Dime Jimmy Rushing give a memorable vocal take in
prime form, as Lester Young performs beautifully throughout. Just as The Basie Big
Band sketches out on this historic live set, you get to hear a set of both `new' and old
tracks, including Blee Blop Blues, The Comeback, Lester Leaps In and Sent For You
Yesterday (And Here You Come Today).
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Brilliant!
This is swing music at its best, the power and energy of classic Basie band recreated in the age of stereo technology. For, Lester Young (one of two swing-era candidates for the best tenorist ever), Jimmy Rushing (perhaps the best blues singer in jazz) and Jo Jones (probably the best swing-drummer) return to the flock. What a performance - a festival whithin Newport festival!

These veterans give the orchestra (powerful on its own) a new impetus - more than anything else in hard, merciless drive. Solos and obligattos by Young are beautiful, combining brutal blues "primitivism" with proto-modern harmony and tone in Young's inimitable way, Rushing is in his musical prime, while "Papa Jo" does what he does best - Basie's big band remains the most inspiring musical environment for him.
Naturally, the part of the CD with singer Joe Williams (sans Rushing, Young and Jones) although excellent, is not on the level of the recordings with these older giants, but than again, how could it be? It is a pitty that this sort of reunion was not more common.
In addition to great colaboration in the first part of the concert, another giant of swing, Roy "Little Jazz" Eldridge (bop-buffs know him as the musical daddy of Dizzy Gillespie), climbs to the stage to join Young, Jones and Illinois Jacquet for powerful big-band finale. The piano work of Bill Basie, the arragements and ensemble work are top class throughout, so I'm really wondering why You haven't purchased it yet?
Some 15 years ago I first heard "Evenin'" (with Rushing's macho but lyrical rendition of the verse) and "Sent for you yesterday" (which rocked my old phonograph) on two Verve compilations and ever sice that moment I was wondering what the entire album sounds like.
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