Count Basie

Count Basie and the Kansas City 7 (JWR 4570 LP)

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Count Basie and the Kansas City 7

Count Basie

Jazz Wax Records

8436559460293

LPS 146882

JWR 4570 LP

JAZZ

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Count Basie and the Kansas City 7

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LP 12,39 €

4 1/2 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK

The superb 1962 LP Count Basie and the Kansas City 7 (Impulse AS15) Nis purely instrumental and showcases Basie on piano and organ leading a septet featuring some of the best components of his orchestra. The title makes obvious reference to the aforementioned recording formations from the late 1930s with Lester Young and Buck Clayton. Basie would continue using such labels for his small groups. He recorded an album titled Kansas City 5 in 1977, accompanied by Milt Jackson on vibraphone, Joe Pass on guitar, John Heard on bass, and Louie Bellson on drums.

As mentioned in Stanley Dance’s excellent original liner notes, two of the tracks from Count Basie and the Kansas City 7, “Oh, Lady Be Good” and “Shoe Shine Boy”, can be compared to the earlier versions waxed by “Jones-Smith Incorporated” in 1936. “I Want a Little Girl” had been taped by the Basie band with Jimmy Rushing on vocals on August 8, 1940 with a different arrangement. Also included here is the song “Trey of Heart”, which completes the session and first appeared on the compilation album The Definitive Jazz Scene Vol.1 (Impulse AS99).

PERSONNEL:

COUNT BASIE, piano (organ on A3 only)
THAD JONES, trumpet
FRANK WESS, flute (alto flute on A2, B2 & B4-B5)
FRANK FOSTER, tenor sax (clarinet on A1, A3-A4, B1 & B3)
ERIC DIXON, tenor saxophone, flute & clarinet
FREDDIE GREEN, guitar
EDDIE JONES, bass
SONNY PAYNE, drums

New York, March 21 (A2, B2, B4 & B5) & March 22 (tracks A1, A3-A4, B1 & B3), 1962.

SIDE A:

01. OH, LADY BE GOOD
02. SECRETS
03. I WANT A LITTLE GIRL
04. SHOE SHINE BOY

SIDE B:

01. COUNT’S PLACE
02. SENATOR WHITEHEAD
03. TALLY-HO, MR. BASIE!
04. WHAT’CHA TALKIN’?
05. TREY OF HEARTS (*)

(*) Bonus track: From the same sessions, but not included on the original LP.