This edition presents the complete classic album Kansas City Suite (Roulette SR52056), which was the first out of only two occasions in which the Basie band recorded a full set of tunes composed and arranged by Benny Carter. Three complete sessions from the same period and with the exact same personnel, most of which were composed and arranged by Frank Foster, have been added here as a bonus.
Includes 12-page booklet
(1-10) Kansas City Suite
COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Snooky Young, Sonny Cohn (tp),
Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb), Marshall Royal (cl, as),
Frank Wess (as, ts, fl), Billy Mitchell (ts, cl), Frank Foster (ts),
Charles Fowlkes (bar, b-cl, fl), Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (g),
Eddie Jones (b), Sonny Payne (d).
Los Angeles, September 6 &7, 1960.
*BONUS TRACKS (11-18):
Same personnel as above. New York, December 13, 14 & 15, 1960.
(1-10) composed and arranged by BENNY CARTER.
(11-17) composed and arranged by FRANK FOSTER.
(18) composed and arranged by ERNIE WILKINS
01. The Wiggle Walk
02. Katy Do
03. Meetin’ Time
04. Jackson County Jubilee
05. Vine Street Rumble
06. Paseo Promenade
07. Blue Five Jive
08. Miss Missouri
09. Rompin’ At The Reno
10. Sunset Glow
11. Miss Lovely*
13. Blues For Daddy*
15. Unbeknownst *
16. Easin’ It*
17. Brotherly Shove*
18. Red Hot Mama*