Swinging, Singing, Playing
Count Basie Orchestra, The
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An 11-song CD that features the renowned band along with such All-Star guests as Geri Allen (p), Jamie Cullum (p, voc), Nnenna Freelon (voc), Jon Hendricks (voc) Hank Jones (p), Janis Siegel (voc) and Frank Wess (fl).
The Big Band pays tribute to a range of Jazz Legends, from Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan to John Coltrane and Count Basie himself.
Also brings on board three veterans of earlier Basie Bands - flautist Frank Wess, trombonist Curtis Fuller and drummer Butch Miles - and is the brainchild of CBO producer/conductor of special projects Dennis Wilson
01. Too Close For Confort (4:48)
02. Giant Blues Flag Waver (3:03)
03. Like young (4:23)
04. Jessica’s day (4:07)
05. blame it on my youth (3:04)
06. close your eyes (4:20)
07. naiomi’s blues (5:00)
08. yesterdays (2:59)
09. dark morning (5.04)
10. i have waited so long (6:33)
11. blues on mack avenue (7:25)
Legacy Studio, New York, November 2008.