Ken Burns Jazz

Ken Burns Jazz

by Count BasieCount Basie


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Only an orchestra with as rich and storied a history as Count Basie's could be labeled, in its pre and postwar embodiments, the Old and New Testament bands. But that's how long and strong jazz's greatest dance unit played for crowds the world over.The legend began in Kansas City in 1935, when Basie inherited Bennie Moten's gang and began to add swinging talent from the region. He then brought it to New York, expanded it further, and within no time saw it rise to the top of the big-band world. Its rebirth in the Fifties was a miracle, as virtually every other big band had dissolved for good. Its infectious beat was a constant, while a new stable of writers made it even more successful in the LP era than it had been before.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2000
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731454909020
catalogNumber: 549090
Rank: 117198

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie   Primary Artist
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Helen Humes   Vocals
Jo Jones   Drums
Thad Jones   Trumpet
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Benny Morton   Trombone
Joe Wilder   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Walter Page   Bass
Leroy Berry   Guitar
Henderson Chambers   Trombone
Henry Coker   Trombone
Eddie Durham   Guitar,Trombone
Ernie Wilkins   Alto Saxophone
Herschel Evans   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
George Hunt   Trombone
Gus Johnson   Drums
Reunald Jones   Trumpet
Joe Keyes   Trumpet
Dan Minor   Trombone
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet
Sonny Payne   Drums
Benny Powell   Trombone
Dee Stewart   Trumpet
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Frank Wess   Tenor Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Bob Moore   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Memphis Slim   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Harry Edison   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Freddie Green   Composer
Bennie Moten   Composer
Jimmy Rushing   Composer
Eddie Barefield   Composer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Buster Smith   Arranger
Don Redman   Arranger
Peter Chatman   Composer
Eddie Durham   Composer
Herschel Evans   Composer
Frank Foster   Composer
Manny Kurtz   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Edgar Battle   Composer
Ralph Freed   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Donald Wolf   Composer

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