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Count Basie - The Legendary New Testament Band 1952-55 - Count Basie was one of the most celebrated and influential personalities in jazz, as pianist, organist, bandleader, composer and innovator, both during his stellar career which spanned half a century across the middle decades of the 20th century, and in the years since then. That career encompassed several musical and stylistic eras, and one of the most notable of those was the period in the early 50s, when, after a creative re-think, he formed a new orchestra, which became known as "The New Testament Band", which adopted a musical approach which was fresh and distinctive. That approach was captured on recordings which were done at sessions covering a period of around four years, with the titles being issued on several albums which came out on Norman Granz's Clef and Verve labels during the mid-1950s. This 63-track 3-CD collection comprises just about all the recordings which were released on the albums "The Count", "Basie Jazz", Basie Rides Again", "The Swinging Count", "Dance Session", "Dance Session No. 2", and "Basie". As one would expect, the performances feature some notable jazz names, including vocalist Al Hibbler, as well as renowned arrangers like Neal Hefti, Buster Harding and Manny Albam. It's a collection which offers an enlightening, entertaining and substantial snapshot of Basie's music at a key moment in his career. - It's a collection which offers an enlightening, entertaining and substantial snapshot of Basie's music at a key moment in his career.
Count Basie - The Legendary New Testament Band 1952-55 - Count Basie was one of the most celebrated and influential personalities in jazz, as pianist, organist, bandleader, composer and innovator, both during his stellar career which spanned half a century across the middle decades of the 20th century, and in the years since then. That career encompassed several musical and stylistic eras, and one of the most notable of those was the period in the early 50s, when, after a creative re-think, he formed a new orchestra, which became known as "The New Testament Band", which adopted a musical approach which was fresh and distinctive. That approach was captured on recordings which were done at sessions covering a period of around four years, with the titles being issued on several albums which came out on Norman Granz's Clef and Verve labels during the mid-1950s. This 63-track 3-CD collection comprises just about all the recordings which were released on the albums "The Count", "Basie Jazz", Basie Rides Again", "The Swinging Count", "Dance Session", "Dance Session No. 2", and "Basie". As one would expect, the performances feature some notable jazz names, including vocalist Al Hibbler, as well as renowned arrangers like Neal Hefti, Buster Harding and Manny Albam. It's a collection which offers an enlightening, entertaining and substantial snapshot of Basie's music at a key moment in his career. - It's a collection which offers an enlightening, entertaining and substantial snapshot of Basie's music at a key moment in his career.
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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 05/12/2023
UPC: 824046913120

Legendary New Testament Band 1952-55
Artist: Count Basie
Format: CD
New: Available $19.99
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DISC: 1

1. New Basie Blues
2. Sure Thing
3. Why Not?
4. Fancy Meetin' You
5. Bootsie
6. Tom Whaley
7. Paradise Squat
8. Basie Talks
9. Hob Nail Boogie
10. Jack and Jill
11. Bunny
12. Cash Box
13. Extended Blues
14. Be My Guest
15. Blues for the Count and Oscar
16. Oh, Lady Be Good!
17. I Want a Little Girl
18. Song of the Islands
19. Goin' to Chicago
20. Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today
21. Bread
22. There's a Small Hotel
23. Tippin' on the Q.T
24. Blee-Blop Blues
25. Jive at Five
26. No Name
27. Redhead
28. Every Tub
29. Basie Beat
30. She's Funny That Way
31. Count's Organ Blues
32. K.C. Organ Blues
33. Blue and Sentimental
34. Stan Shorthair
35. As Long As I Live
36. Royal Garden Blues
37. Straight Life
38. Basie Goes Wess
39. Softly, with Feeling
40. Peace Pipe
41. Blues Go Away!
42. Cherry Point
43. Bubbles
44. Right on
45. The Blues Done Come Back
46. Plymouth Rock
47. Stereophonic
48. Mambo Mist
49. Sixteen Men Swinging
50. She's Just My Size
51. You're Not the Kind
52. I Feel Like a New Man
53. You for Me
54. Soft Drink
55. Two for the Blues
56. Slow But Sure
57. Blues Backstage
58. Down for the Count
59. Ska-Di-Dle-Dee-Bee-Doo
60. Perdido
61. Eventide
62. Two Franks
63. Rails

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Count Basie - The Legendary New Testament Band 1952-55 - Count Basie was one of the most celebrated and influential personalities in jazz, as pianist, organist, bandleader, composer and innovator, both during his stellar career which spanned half a century across the middle decades of the 20th century, and in the years since then. That career encompassed several musical and stylistic eras, and one of the most notable of those was the period in the early 50s, when, after a creative re-think, he formed a new orchestra, which became known as "The New Testament Band", which adopted a musical approach which was fresh and distinctive. That approach was captured on recordings which were done at sessions covering a period of around four years, with the titles being issued on several albums which came out on Norman Granz's Clef and Verve labels during the mid-1950s. This 63-track 3-CD collection comprises just about all the recordings which were released on the albums "The Count", "Basie Jazz", Basie Rides Again", "The Swinging Count", "Dance Session", "Dance Session No. 2", and "Basie". As one would expect, the performances feature some notable jazz names, including vocalist Al Hibbler, as well as renowned arrangers like Neal Hefti, Buster Harding and Manny Albam. It's a collection which offers an enlightening, entertaining and substantial snapshot of Basie's music at a key moment in his career. - It's a collection which offers an enlightening, entertaining and substantial snapshot of Basie's music at a key moment in his career.


        
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