Artist: Count Basie Album: Compact Jazz-The Standards Label: Verve (Polygram Records) CD Release Date: 1990-03-20 ASIN: B0000047A1 UPC: 042284119726 Description: The many bands Basie led over the decades were unique yet consistently superb. This recording is a musical survey of the bands he fronted in 1963, 1969, and 1970 respectively, the mid-to-late period of the legendary swing pianist's career. Essentially a 'Greatest Hits' collection, this Compact Jazz release includes some of the great Basie favorites and bands of the period such as 'The Lady Is a Tramp', and 'I've Got the World on a String'. And boy, do these bands swing! The brass punches through the rhythm section like a prizefighter's left hook to the jaw. Sheets of sound jump out of the music, adding contrast to an otherwise relaxed and casual rhythm section. Basie's trademark was using dynamic contrast to add excitement to the music, and here each band sounds like it's playing as one person; that kind of ensemble tightness was a feat only the Basie bands could truly boast. Personnel: Count Basie [leader, piano] Joe Newman [trumpet] Gene Coe [trumpet] George Cohn [trumpet] Wayman Reed [trumpet] Snooky Young [trumpet] Al Aarons [trumpet] Don Rader [trumpet] Ricky Fortunatus [trumpet] Oscar Brashear [trumpet] William Reed [trumpet] Sonny Cohn [trumpet] Buddy Morrow [trombone] Frank Hooks [trombone] Grover Mitchell [trombone] Bill Hughes [trombone] Henry Coker [trombone] Benny Powwell [trombone] Urbie Green [trombone] M F Wanzo [trombone] Cecil Payne [reeds] Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis [reeds] Bill Atkins [reeds] Jerry Dopdgion [reeds] Eric Dixon [reeds] Marshall Royal [reeds] Charlie Fowlkes [reeds] Frank Wess [reeds] Frank Foster [reeds] Bobby Plater [reeds] Freddie Green [guitar] George Duvivier [bass] Buddy Catlett [bass] Norman Keenan [bass] Harold Jones [drums] Sonny Payne [drums] Performances: 01 - Chicago [02:50.00] 02 - The Lady Is a Tramp [02:56.00] 03 - Day In Day Out [02:39.00] 04 - I Didn't Know What Time It Was [02:14.00] 05 - Hey, Jealous Lover [02:51.00] 06 - Saturday Night [04:10.00] 07 - I Thought About You [02:58.00] 08 - Come Fly with Me [02:46.00] 09 - On the Road to Mandalay [02:53.50] 10 - All of Me [02:29.25] 11 - Idaho [02:20.00] 12 - Blues in My Heart [02:55.00] 13 - I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You [03:56.00] 14 - Moonglow [02:57.00] 15 - Sweet Lorraine [03:27.00] 16 - Ain't Misbehavin' [02:36.00] 17 - As Long As I Live [02:48.00] 18 - I've Got the World on a String [02:47.62] [Recorded at A&R Studios, New York, NY between 1963 and 1970; Universal Studios, Chicago, IL on October 20, 1969] Liner Scans: No Format: FLAC [Free Lossless Audio Codec] Extraction: EAC v1.0 beta 2 [Exact Audio Copy] File Size: 296 MiB Posting Date: 19 September 2011 Posting Group: alt.binaries.sounds.lossless Contact: alt.binaries.sounds.lossless.d PAR2: 3 Universal Blocks [2^2 - 1] - (Repairs any 3 3918848 Byte Articles) Maximum Part Size: 536870912 Bytes [2^30 / 2]; 2% Recovery Volumes [REV] Maximum Articles/Part: 137 <http://tiny.cc/New137/ yEnc Lines: 30616 [(2^30 / 2) / (2^7 * 137)] More from Isis: <http://tiny.cc/IsisCD/ Movies Anyone?: <http://tiny.cc/Isis55423 "Often imitated, but never duplicated"