The complete classic album April in Paris, presenting Wild Bill Davis’ fantastic arrangement of the title tune. As a bonus, ten tracks which complete all of the master takes recorded during those three sessions, most of which were originally issued as single 78-rpm discs.
4 STARS DOWNBEAT “This is still a roaring jazz band, the best for the blues now in existence”. (Nat Hentoff)
COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Thad Jones, Reunald Jones, Joe Newman, Wendell Culley (tp),
Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (tb), Marshal Royal (cl, as),
Bill Graham (as), Frank Wess (as, ts, fl, cl),
Frank Foster (ts, cl), Charlie Fowlkes (bar, b-cl),
Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (g),
Eddie Jones (b), Sonny Payne (d).
José Mengual and Ubaldo Nieto (perc) added on 9 only.
Joe Williams (vcl) on 11-19 only.
“Midgets” features the sextet of Joe Newman (tp), Frank Wess (fl), Count Basie (p),
Freddie Green (g), Eddie Jones (b) & Sonny Payne (d).
New York, January 4-5 & July 26, 1956.
01 APRIL IN PARIS 3:51
02 CORNER POCKET 5:18
03 DIDN'T YOU? 4:46
04 SWEETIE CAKES 4:01
05 MAGIC 3:09
06 SHINY STOCKINGS 5:17
07 WHAT AM I HERE FOR? 3:24
08 MIDGETS 3:16
09 MAMBO INN 3:26
10 DINNER WITH FRIENDS 3:05
11 TEACH ME TONIGHT 3:04*
12 PLEASE SEND ME
SOMEONE TO LOVE 3:32*
13 MY BABY UPSETS ME 2:58*
14 EV'RY DAY I FALL IN LOVE 3:44*
15 ROLL' EM PETE 3:13*
16 SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE 3:39*
17 AMAZING LOVE 3:31*
18 ONLY FOREVER 3:37*
19 STOP PRETTY BABY, STOP 3:06*
20 BIG RED 3:48*
TOTAL TIME 73:56
*BONUS TRACKS: From the same sessions. Not included on the original LP.
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