Audio Beat Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sound! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
A session from 1960 with Basie and his Orchestra in absolute top form. It's
hardly surprising when you see the line up of star players and also the fact
that every single selection was written by Benny Carter.
''The Kansas City that Count Basie found himself in had become the hard core
of vital new jazz. It was a place where the musicians who expressed this new
jazz could, from night through morning, and on again the next night, sit in on
numerous jam sessions. It was a place where musicians like Walter Page, Benny
Moten, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Andy Kirk, Coleman Hawkins and many more,
could be found working, experimenting and Living their music. This was Count
Basie's Kansas City, and this is the Kansas City that Benny Carter has dedicated
this music to." - from liner notes
This is ambitious music from the two greatest large ensembles in jazz history [PPRLP52056 Count Basie & His Orchestra Kansas City Suite: The Music of Benny Carter & PPRLP1033 Duke Ellington Such Sweet Thunder] and the presentation and sound of these reissued LPs are top notch. John Crossett, www.theaudiobeat.com, 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sound!
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Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Re-mastered by: Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios
Count Basie, piano
Freddie Green, guitar
Eddie Jones, bass
Sonny Payne, drums
1. Vine Street Rumble
2. Katy Do
3. Miss Missouri
4. Jackson County Jubilee
5. Sunset Glow
6. The Wiggle Walk
7. Meetin' Time
8. Paseo Promenade
9. Blue Five Jive
10. Rompin' At the Reno
Recorded at United Recorders, Los Angeles, California on September 6 & 7, 1960.