The Complete Basie Rides Again! feat. Oscar Peters
Essential Jazz Classics
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2-CD SET Plus 2 BONUS TRACKS
Contained here, for the first time on a single set, are the complete sessions that produced the original Count Basie albums "Basie Rides Again!" (Verve MGV 8108) and "The Swinging Count!" (Clef MG C-706). These 1952 sessions include not just big band sides but also plenty of quintet and sextet numbers, featuring such names as Charlie Shavers, Joe Newman, Paul Quinichette, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and Buddy Rich, plus the omnipresent Freddie Green as part of the rhythm section.
The sessions were also historical in presenting for the first time ever a collaboration between Basie and his friend and admirer Oscar Peterson, who replaces the leader on piano for “Be My Guest” and joins the band on a series of blues –one of them lasting more than ten minutes– on which Basie switches to the organ.
Two blues from a previous session have been added here as a bonus.
COUNT BASIE and His Orchestra
Featuring: Charlie Shavers, Joe Newman, Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones (tp),
Marshall Royal (cl, as), Ernie Wilkins (as, ts),
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Paul Quinichette (ts), Count Basie (p, organ),
Oscar Peterson (p), Freddie Green (g), Jimmy Lewis, Ray Brown, Gene Ramey (b),
Gus Johnson, Buddy Rich (d), among others.
Arrangements by Sy Oliver, Neal Hefti, Don Redman, Ernie Wilkins, Buster Harding
Buck Clayton, Andy Gibson & A.K. Salim.
All tracks recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York, January-December 1952
(*) BONUS TRACKS (CD2, 20-21):
Paul Campbell, Joe Newman, Wendell Culley, Charlie Shavers (tp),
Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Jimmy Wilkins (tb), Marshall Royal (cl, as),
Ernie Wilkins (as, ts), Floyd Johnson, Paul Quinichette (ts),
Charlie Fowlkes (bar), Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (g),
Jimmy Lewis (b), Gus Johnson (d), Nat Pierce (arr). New York, January 19, 1952.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
CD 1 TOTAL TIME: 77:56
01 JIVE AT FIVE
02 NO NAME
03 NO NAME [alt tk]
05 EVERY TUB
06 JACK AND JILL
07 JACK AND JILL [alt tk]
09 THERE’S A SMALL HOTEL
10 HOB NAIL BOOGIE
11 BASIE TALKS
12 PARADISE SQUAT
13 PARADISE SQUAT [alt tk]
15 LIKE A SHIP AT SEA
17 TIPPING ON THE Q. T.
18 TIPPING ON THE Q. T. [alt tk]
19 BLEE BLOP BLUES
20 CASH BOX
21 CASH BOX [alt tk]
23 BOOTSIE [alt tk]
24 TOM WHALEY
CD 2 TOTAL TIME: 77:34
01 BLUES FOR THE COUNT AND OSCAR
02 BLUES FOR THE COUNT AND OSCAR [alt tk]
03 BE MY GUEST
04 YOU’RE NOT THE KIND
05 EXTENDED BLUES
06 LET ME DREAM
07 SENT FOR YOU YESTERDAY AND HERE YOU COME TODAY
08 GOIN’ TO CHICAGO
09 I WANT A LITTLE GIRL
10 LADY BE GOOD
11 SONG OF THE ISLANDS
12 BASIE BEAT
13 SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY
14 COUNT’S ORGAN BLUES
15 K. C. ORGAN BLUES
16 BLUE AND SENTIMENTAL
17 STAN SHORTHAIR
18 AS LONG AS I LIVE
19 ROYAL GARDEN BLUES
20 THE NEW BASIE BLUES 3:28 (*)
21 THE NEW BASIE BLUES [alt tk] (*)