The complete classic album BASIE PLAYS HEFTI, a follow up to the celebrated LP THE ATOMIC MR.BASIE, wich also presented arrangements and tunes by NEAL HEFTI. With the obvious exception of the tunes from the Atomic album, our bonus tracks present all other existing songs featuring BASIE playing music composed and arranged by HEFTI recorded between 1952 and 1958, and taken from various rarely heard and diffuclt to fins studio sessions
(1-11) Basie Plays Hitfi:
Thad Jones (tp,arr) Snooky Young, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman (tp)
Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal (cl,as) Frank Wess (as,fl,arr)
Billy Mitchell (ts) Frank Foster (ts,arr) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g
Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d)
New York, April 3, 4 & 14, 1958.
(12-13) Similarpersonnel as (1-11),
All tracks recorded in New York, between 1952-56.