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COUNT BASIE & HIS ORCHESTRA – KURHAUS CONCERT 1954

The Hague, Netherlands (Newly discovered recordings)

BASIE COUNT & HIS ORCHESTRA

Reunald Jones, Joe Newman, Joe Wilder, Wendell Culley (tp), Benny Powell, Henry Coker, Bill

Hughes (tb), Marshal Royal (cl,as,mus. dir.), Ernie Wilkins (as,ts,arr), Frank Wess (ts,fl,arr),

Frank Foster (ts), Charlie Fowlkes (bar), Count Basie (p,ldr,arr), Freddie Greene (g), Eddie

Jones (b), Gus Johnson (dm), Bixie Crawford (voc)

Kurhaus, Scheveningen, Netherlands, 27 March 1954

  1. Announcements & Tune
  2. Basie English
  3. How High The Moon
  4. You’re Not The Kind
  5. Jumpin’ At The Woodside
  6. Jive At Five
  7. Why Not
  8. Yesterdays
  9. Blee Blop Blues
  10. Nails
  11. Two Franks
  12. Rockabye Basie
  13. Perdido
  14. Straight Life
  15. Plymouth Rock
  16. Peace Pipe
  17. Three Little Words
  18. Boogie Woogie Medley: Basie Boogie – Paradise Squat
  19. One O’clock Jump

Deze opnamen werden gemaakt door G.T. Bakker tijdens het eerste optreden van Count Basie in Nederland op 27 maart 1954. Deze belangwekkende cd vult een hiaat in de Nederlandse jazzdiscografie. Deze cd laat de Basie-band van 1954 horen in het repertoire, waarmee het orkest de norm zette voor de big band-jazz van de jaren vijftig en zestig. Belangrijkste arrangeurs opdeze cd zijn o.a. Neil Hefti, Ernie Wilkins en Johnny Mandel

Belangrijkste solisten behalve Count Basie zijn: Joe Newman, Joe Wilder (tp), Henry Coker, Benny Powell (tb), Marshall Royal (as), Frank Wess (ts,fl), Frank Foster (ts), Eddie Jones (b) & Bixie Crawford (voc)

English

Recordings made during Count Basie’s first tour in Europe, 1954. It also was his first concert in the Netherlands. The band is well recorded during a live concert in the Kurhaus, The Hague, March 27, 1954. This cd presents the Basie band with a repertoire that determined the standard for big bands in the 50s and 60s

Arrangements: Neil Hefti, Ernie Wilkins & Johnny Mandel

Solo’s: Joe Newman, Joe Wilder (tp), Henry Coker, Benny Powell (tb), Marshall Royal (as), Frank Wess (ts,fl), Frank Foster (ts), Eddie Jones (b),Bixie Crawford (voc) and of course Count Basie on piano

Total playing time: 76:53

Audio restauration: Harry Coster

liner notes: Ben Kragting – Tim de Wolf (in Dutch & English)

Artwork: Egbert Luys

Producer: Ben Kragting

Label: Doctor Jazz DJ 015