The Atomic Mr. Basie (originally called Basie, also known as E MC2 and reissued in 1994 as The Complete Atomic Basie) is a 1958 album by Count Basie and his orchestra. The album is one of Basie's most famous and is critically acclaimed.
Basie Plays Hefti was the follow up to the celebrated LP The Atomic Mr. Basie, which also presented arrangements and tunes by Neil Hefti. With the obvious exception of the tunes from the Atomic album, our bonus tracks present all other existing songs featuring Basie playing music composed and arranged by Hefti recorded between 1952 and 1958, and taken from various rarely heard and difficult to find studio sessions. Essential Jazz Albums.
Japanese Audiophile Reissue of the 1957 Count Basie and Joe Williams LP. Title Variation from Labels and Spine: The Greatest! Count Basie Plays Joe Williams Sings Standards.
The Atomic Mr. Basie. The release of this album in late 1957 marked the beginning of a glorious new phase in Count Basie's career. Signed to Roulette Records, the newly formed label owned by Morris Levy, the New York recording entrepreneur, jukebox mogul, club owner, and quasi-underworld figure, it took Basie's core audience and a lot of other people by surprise, as a bold, forward-looking statement within the context of a big-band recording - if not as daring as what Duke Ellington.
Count Basie - Has Anyone Here Seen Basie (from "Basie Plays Hefti") 02:43. Count Basie - Pony Tail 03:01. Count Basie - Secrets 04:07. Count Basie - Count's Place 05:27. Count Basie - Senator Whitehead 04:11. Count Basie - Tally-Ho, Mr. Basie! 04:27. Count Basie - What'cha Talkin'? 04:59. Count Basie - Shiny Stockings) 05:51. Count Basie - Whirly: Bird (From "The Atomic Mr. Basie") 03:50. Count Basie - Has Anyone Here Seen Basie (From "Basie Plays Hefti") 02:43. Count Basie - Cute (From "Basie Plays Hefti") 03:13
Though Basie’s Decca tenure was short, it was incredibly fertile, resulting in the hits ‘Honeysuckle Rose’ and ‘Pennies From Heaven’. His band at the time included Lester Young, Freddie Green and Jo Jones, as well as vocalists Jimmy Rushing and Helen Humes. The album, which also featured a 19-year-old Sonny Rollins, is one of the best jazz albums by a pianist; it tore up the rule book and served as a memorable introduction to a phenomenal musical talent. Key song: ‘Bouncing With Bud’. 47: Weather Report: Heavy Weather (Columbia). Using his callused thumb as a pick, Montgomery plays single-note melodies with horn-like phrasing, before embellishing his solos with a sequence of block chords followed by octaves. Key song: ‘Four On Six’. Other highlights of this immortal set include ‘Cousin Mary’ and ‘Mr PC’, the latter a tribute to bassist Paul Chambers. Key song: ‘Giant Steps’.
The Count Basie Orchestra is a 16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era, founded by Count Basie in 1935 and recording regularly from 1936. Despite a brief disbandment at the beginning of the 1950s, the band survived long past the Big Band era itself and the death of Basie in 1984. It continues as a 'ghost band'.
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