Count Basie

Complete Live at the Crescendo 1958 (870245)

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Complete Live at the Crescendo 1958

Count Basie

Phono Records

8436539313717

PHN 147920

870245

JAZZ

5

Complete Live at the Crescendo 1958

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CD 24,99 €

DELUXE 5-CD BOX SET   -   LIMITED EDITION

INCLUDES 5 BONUS TRACKS

This superb 5-CD collection compiles all existing live recordings made by the Atomic band at the Crescendo Club, in Hollywood, in the summer of 1958, for the first time ever on a single edition. The sound quality is excellent throughout the set.

Count Basie’s career was revived in late 1957 thanks to the success of the Neal Hefti-arranged LP Atomic Basie, which became one of his biggest hits. The orchestra was filled with stars, and Joe Williams’ vocals were heard to great effect supported by Hefti’s excellent scores and the superb quality of the band.
This long unavailable material includes amazing extended live versions of many of the perennial Hefti arrangements, plus a variety of songs that formed part of the orchestra’s repertoire at the time, and Sammy Davis Jr. as a guest star singing with the band on Ray Charles’ “Hallelujah, I Love Her So”.

As a bonus, the soundtrack from a complete 17-minute TV show featuring the same band shortly before it started the Crescendo engagement. Our comprehensive booklet contains detailed information, as well as a rare Count Basie interview published in Down Beat during the band’s stay at the Crescendo.

COUNT BASIE and His ORCHESTRA:

THAD JONES, SNOOKY YOUNG, WENDELL CULLEY, JOE NEWMAN, trumpet
BENNY POWELL, HENRY COKER, AL GREY, trombone
FRANK WESS, alto & tenor sax, flute
MARSHALL ROYAL, alto sax, clarinet
BILLY MITCHELL, FRANK FOSTER, tenor sax
CHARLIE FOWLES, baritone sax
COUNT BASIE, piano
FREDDIE GREEN, guitar
EDDIE JONES, bass
SONNY PAYNE, drums
Frank Wess (as, ts, fl)
Marshall Royal (as, cl)

All vocals by JOE WILLIAMS  with the exception of “Hallelujah, I Love Her So”, on which SAMMY DAVIS Jr. is the guest vocalist.

All tracks recorded live at the Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, June 24-July 2, 1958.

(*) BONUS TRACKS:

CD5 [10-15]: Same personnel.
NBC-TV Cast, “Bobby Troup’s Stars of Jazz”, Los Angeles, June 23, 1958.

INCLUDES 20-PAGE BOOKLET

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CD 1: Total Time: 77:19

01 MOTEN SWING #1
02 CUTE #1
03 SWEETIE CAKES
04 INDIAN SUMMER
05 JUMPIN’ AT THE WOODSIDE #1
06 PLYMOUTH ROCK #1
07 FLIGHT OF THE FOO BIRDS
08 LI’L DARLING #1
09 LOW LIFE
10 WHIRLY-BIRD #1
11 SWINGIN’ THE BLUES
12 BLUE ON BLUE #1
13 NO MOON AT ALL
14 WELL, ALL RIGHT, OKAY, YOU WIN
15 FANCY MEETING YOU
16 SLATS
17 H.R.H. [HER ROYAL HIGHNESS] #1
18 DUET
19 TEDDY THE TOAD #1

CD 2: Total Time: 74:09

01 SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE
02 PENSIVE MISS
03 ONE O’CLOCK JUMP #1
04 COUNTING THE BLUES
05 LULLABY OF BIRDLAND
06 I’VE GOT A GIRL
07 YOU’RE A MEMORY
08 SCOOT
09 WHO, ME?
10 THE KID FROM RED BANK #1
11 LATE DATE
12 STOP, PRETTY BABY
13 GEE, BABY AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU
14 SHINY STOCKINGS #1
15 APRIL IN PARIS
16 BLUES IN FRANKIE’S FLAT
17 IN A MELLOW TONE #1
18 TWO TIME LOVER
19 FANTAIL
20 HALLELUJAH, I LOVE HER SO

CD 3: Total Time: 70:11

01 CORNER POCKET #1
02 MY BABY UPSETS ME
03 CHERRY POINT
04 EVERY DAY
05 HOW HIGH THE MOON #1
06 FIVE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING
07 BLUE ON BLUE #2
08 THE COMEBACK
09 WHIRLY-BIRD #2
10 THOU SWELL
11 TEACH ME TONIGHT
12 MOTEN SWING #2
13 PIGALLE LOVE
14 ONE O’CLOCK JUMP #2
15 G’WAN AWAY
16 YOGI [aka YOHL]
17 BAG-A-BONES #1
18 ONE O’CLOCK JUMP #3
19 SPRING IS HERE #1
20 BABY, BABY ALL THE TIME


CD 4: Total Time: 76:25

01 LITTLE PONY #1
02 OL’ MAN RIVER #1
03 THE MIDGETS
04 WHIRLY-BIRD #3
05 BASIE-BOOGIE
06 THE DEACON
07 CUTE #2
08 OL’ MAN RIVER #2
09 THE KID FROM RED BANK #2
10 SPRING IS HERE #2
11 WHY NOT?
12 CORNER POCKET #2
13 LITTLE PONY #2
14 BLEE BLOP BLUES
15 BUBBLES
16 HOW HIGH THE MOON #2
17 YOU’RE NOT THE KIND

CD 5: Total Time: 60:03

01 TEDDY THE TOAD #2
02 JUMPIN’ AT THE WOODSIDE #2
03 BLUES BACKSTAGE
04 PEACE PIPE
05 PLYMOUTH ROCK #2
06 SHINY STOCKINGS #2
07 H.R.H. [HER ROYAL HIGHNESS] #2
08 BAG-A-BONES #2
09 IN A MELLOW TONE #2
10 WHIRLY-BIRD (*)
11 CUTE 3:41 (*)
12 THOU SWELL 1:47 (*)
13 FIVE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING 2:55 (*)
14 BLEE BLOP BLUES 2:20 (*)
15 ONE O’CLOCK JUMP 3:24 (*)