Oscar Peterson meets Count Basie in Prague (1974)

November 8, 1974 - Oscar Peterson, Count Basie and his Orchestra share the bill at the Prague Jazz Festival in Prague, Czechoslovakia <img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Oscar-Peterson-–-And-The-Oscar-Goes-To-RVJ.jpg' alt='Oscar Peterson - And The Oscar Goes To …' width='190' height='161'/><img…

Count Basie records with his orchestra ‘The Atomic Mr. Basie’ for Roulette (1957)

Count Basie's 'The Atomic Mr. Basie' is an album a.k.a. 'E=MC2' and originally called 'Basie' recorded with his orchestra. on October 21 & 22, 1957 and released in 1958 by Roulette.1 . The Kid From Red Bank (But Really Whirly Bird) (w/ Lockjaw Davis ) 2 . Flight Of The Foo Birds 3 . Lil Darlin' (Neil Hefti) Track Listing : 1.Kid From Red Bank (Count Basie, Neal Hefti) . 2.Duet (Neal…

Frank Sinatra records ‘Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First’ with Count Basie and his Orchestra (1962)

Frank Sinatra's 'Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First' is his first a studio album with the Count Basie Orchestra, recorded on October 2–3, 1962 by Reprise.1 . Frank Sinatra & Count Basie. 2 . Live At The Hollywood Palace (1965) 3 . Ev'rybody has the right to be wrong (on "The Hollywood Palace") 4 . Pennies From Heaven 5 . Count Basie and his wonderful band (on "The Hollywood Palace") 6 .…

Joe Williams records an album with the Count Basie Orchestra and it is called …’Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings’ (1955)

'Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings' is an album by Joe Williams with the Count Basie Orchestra recorded on July 26, 1955 and Jun 27, 1956 and released the same year by Verve.1 . Every Day I Have The Blues (w/ Joe Williams) 2 . Well Alright ,Okay,You WinJ (w/ Joe Williams) 3 . All right Okay You Win 4 . Ever Day I Have The Blues (w/ Joe Williams) Track Listing : 1.Every Day I Have The Blues…

Count Basie & Orchestra are back in Juan Les Pins (1968)

July 23, 1968 - Count Basie and his Orchestra featuring Thad Jones, Sonny Cohn, Lennie Johnson, Eugene Young on trumpet; Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, Henry Coker on trombone; Marshall Royal, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Charlie Fowlkes, Budd Johnson on reeds, at "Juan Les Pins Jazz Festival" in Antibes France

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella and Basie!’ her first studio album with Count Basie and his Orchestra arranged by Quincy Jones (1963)

'Ella and Basie!' is the first studio album (recorded on July 16–17, 1963) by Ella Fitzgerald with the Count Basie Orchestra playing arrangements by Quincy Jones and released in September 1963 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Honeysuckle Rose (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) - 02:42 . 2.'Deed I Do (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) - 02:40 . 3.Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall (Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts) - 03:20…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘A Perfect Match’ with the Count Basie Orchestra at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1979)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'A Perfect Match' is a live album recorded on July 12, 1979 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, with the Count Basie Orchestra and released the same year by PabloTrack Listing : 1.Please Don'T Talk About Me When I'M Gone (Sidney Clare, Sam H. Stept) - 02:02 . 2.Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) - 03:07 . 3.Some Other Spring (Arthur Herzog Jr., Irene…

Joe Williams sings with the Count Basie Alumni at North Sea (1980)

July 12, 1980 - Joe Williams will be accompanied by the Count Basie Alumni Band - that is Joe Newman (tp), Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp), Benny Powel (tb), Billy Mitchel (ts), Buddy Tate (ts), Marshal royal (as), Nat Pierce (p), Eddie Jones (b), Gus Johnson (d) - at "North Sea Jazz Festival" in The Hague, The Netherlands

Judy Garland tapes an episode with Count Basie (1963)

July 7, 1963 - Judy Garland and Count Basie tape the second episode of "The Judy Garland Show" to be aired later this year. <img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/carnegie_lp_big.jpg' alt='Judy Garland – Judy at Carnegie Hall' width='190' height='161'/>

Columbia tape ‘First Time! The Count Meets the Duke’ by Duke Ellington & Count Basie and their respective orchestras (1961)

'First Time! The Count Meets the Duke' by Duke Ellington & Count Basie is an album recorded on July 6, 1961, with their combined orchestras and released the same year by Columbia..Track Listing : 1.Battle Royal (Duke Ellington) - 05:33 . 2.To You (Thad Jones) - 03:53 . 3.Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn) - 03:46 . 4.Corner Pocket (Freddie Green, Donald Wolf) - 04:53 . 5.Wild Man (Duke…

Columbia publish Tony Bennett’s ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra (1962)

Tony Bennett's 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' is an album recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra and released on June 18, 1962 by Columbia.1 . Once upon a time (Helsinki August 6, 2012) 2 . Smile (9/2/2012) 3 . Taking a chance on love 4 . The Best Is Yet to Come (from Viva Duets) Track Listing : 1.I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Douglass Cross, George Cory) - 02:52 . 2.Once Upon A Time…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Jazz at Santa Monica ’72’ with the Count Basie Orchestra (1972)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Jazz at Santa Monica '72' is a live album recorded on June 2, 1972 with the Tommy Flanagan trio and the Count Basie Orchestra and released on August 2, 1972 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Introductions By Norman Granz - 01:00 . 2.Basie Power (Ernie Wilkins) - 03:07 . 3.The Spirit Is Willing (Sammy Nestico) - 04:37 . 4.The Meetin' Time (Oliver Nelson) - 04:50 . 5.Blues In Hoss'S…

We remember Count Basie. ‘For The Count’

This day (April 26, 1984), in Hollywood, Florida, died William 'Count' Basie a.k.a Count Basie, an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader and composer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Sarah Vaughan,Tony Bennett,George Benson (1981) . w/ Oscar Peterson, Documentary (1980) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Booty'S Blues (1979) . April In Paris . w/ Frank Wess, Milan (1960) . w/ Ben Webster & Jimmy Rushing -…

Roulette publish ‘The Chairman of the Board,’ an album by Count Basie and his Orchestra (1959)

Count Basie's 'The Chairman of the Board' is a studio album recorded with his orchestra and released on April 18, 1959 by Roulette.Track Listing : 1.Blues In Hoss' Flat (Count Basie, Frank Foster) - 03:13 . 2.H.R.H. (Her Royal Highness) (Count Basie, Thad Jones) - 02:40 . 3.Segue In C (Frank Wess) - 06:15 . 4.Kansas City Shout (Henry Wells) - 03:34 . 5.Speaking Of Sounds (Jo Jones) - 03:27 . 6.Tv…

Blue Note release ‘An Evening with Lena Horne’ recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra (1995)

'An Evening with Lena Horne' is a live album recorded on September 19, 1994 with the Count Basie Orchestra and released on March 21, 1995 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.I Come Runnin' (Roc Hillman) - 03:08 . 2.Maybe (Billy Strayhorn) - 02:47 . 3.I'Ve Got The World On A String (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 04:56 . 4.Old Friend (Stephen Sondheim) - 03:13 . 5.Something To Live For (Duke Ellington,…

Sarah Vaughan records with the Count Basie Orchestra, ‘Send in the Clowns’ an album for Pablo (1981)

Sarah Vaughan's 'Send in the Clowns' is a studio album recorded on February 16, 17 & May 16, 1981 with the Count Basie Orchestra and released the same year by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 05:04 . 2.Just Friends (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) - 03:23 . 3.If You Could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman) - 04:50 . 4.Ill Wind (Harold Arlen,…

Frank Sinatra records ‘Sinatra at the Sands,’ his first live album with Count Basie and his orchestra, conducted by Quincy Jones (1966)

Frank Sinatra's 'Sinatra at the Sands' is his first live album recorded in January 1966 with Count Basie and his orchestra, conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones and released in July 1966 by Reprise.Track Listing : 1.Come Fly With Me (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 03:45 . 2.I'Ve Got A Crush On You (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 02:42 . 3.I'Ve Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter) - 03:43 .…

Tony Bennett records ‘Strike Up the Band’ with Count Basie and his Orchestra (1959)

Tony Bennett's 'Strike Up the Band' is a studio album recorded on January 3 & 5, 1959 with Count Basie and his Orchestra and first released as 'Basie Swings, Bennett Sings' the same year by Roulette.Track Listing : 1.Strike Up The Band (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 01:33 . 2.I Guess I'Ll Have To Change My Plans (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 01:44 . 3.Chicago (Fred Fisher) - 02:07 .…

Oscar Peterson records with Ray Brown, Herb Ellis and Buddy Rich, ‘Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie’ for Clef (1955)

'Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie' is an album of music associated with Count Basie, recorded on December 27, 1955 with Ray Brown, Herb Ellis and Buddy Rich and released in 1955 by Clef.Track Listing : 1.Lester Leaps In (Lester Young) - 03:58 . 2.Easy Does It (Sy Oliver, Lester Young) - 06:28 . 3.9:20 Special (William Engvick, Earle Warren) - 03:40 . 4.Jumping At The Woodside (Count Basie) -…

Tony Bennett records ‘In Person!’ an album with the Count Basie Orchestra (1958)

Tony Bennett's 'In Person!' is an album recorded on December 22 & 30, 1958 with the Count Basie Orchestra and released in 1959 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 01:45 . 2.When I Fall In Love (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) - 02:20 . 3.Taking A Chance On Love (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche) - 01:57 . 4.Without A Song (Edward Eliscu,…

Oscar Peterson and Count Basie record the album ‘Satch and Josh’ in Los Angeles (1974)

'Satch and Josh' by Oscar Peterson and Count Basie is an album recorded on December 2, 1974 in Los Angeles, CA and released in 1974 By Pablo.1 . Jumpin' At The Woodside 2 . Royal Garden Blues (1974) 3 . (Live 1974) Track Listing : 1.Buns (Count Basie, Oscar Peterson) - 04:35 . 2.These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) - 05:42 . 3.R.B. (Count Basie,…

Take Five (recounted)

From 'Take Five' to 'Five Will Get You Ten' , we have mixed 19 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Five'. It has Jackie McLean, Grover Washington, Eliane Elias, Gerry Mulligan and many more.

Count And Duke Go To The Movies

From 'Sophisticated lady' to 'It dont mean athing', we have mixed 21 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Ellington & Basie Movie's Score'. It has , , , and many more.

This week In One-Off Collaborations 45/52

Oscar Peterson & Count Basie, Etta James, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Bob Dylan & Susan Tedeschi, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting, Joss Stone & Beverley Knight, Alicia Keys & Kathleen Battle, Rihanna & Bon Jovi, Amanda Palmer & Jason Webley, Eminem & Rihanna, U2 & Jay Z, PFM & Ian Anderson, Lou Reed & Metallica

This week In Jazz Legends 42/52

Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, The Jazz Messengers, Dave Brubeck, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, Micky Roker, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, Anita O'Day, Roy Eldridge, Miles Davis, Michael…

This week In Jazz Legends 29/52

Deodato, The Zawinul Syndicate, Billy Cobham, Max Roach, Horace Silver, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Bob Brookmeyer, Benny Goodman, Vi Redd, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Arista All Stars, Rahsaan Roland Kirk

This week In One-Off Collaborations 27/52

Lauryn Hill & The Roots, Judy Garland & Count Basie, Macy Gray & David Murray, Gregory Porter & James Carter, Sam Moore & The Blues Brothers, Cyndi Lauper & Rod Stewart, Gweneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis, Richard Ashcroft & Coldplay, Tom Petty & Eddie Vedder, Bob Dylan & Grateful Dead, John Mayall & Gary Moore, Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr

This week In Jazz Legends 22/52

Roy Hargrove Quintet, Wynton Marsalis, Eliane Elias, Mary Lou Williams, Christian McBride, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Doc Cheatham, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, Joe Henderson, Sun Ra Arkestra , Pete Escovedo

This week In Jazz Legends 17/52

John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith, Count Basie, Joshua Redman, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Michel Legrand, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Toots Thielemans, Fred Hersch, Diane Schuur

This week In Jazz Legends 48/52

Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd , Chico Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson, Kenny Wheeler, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie , Bill Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Rahsaan Roland Kirk

We remember Big Joe Turner. ‘Swing And Shout’

This day (November 24, 1985), in Inglewood, California, died Joseph Vernon Turner Jr. a.k.a Big Joe Turner, an American blues shouter who came to his greatest fame in the 1950s with his pioneering rock and roll recordings, particularly Shake, Rattle and Roll.Tracklist : 1 . Shake, Rattle & Roll 2 . Hide and Seek (1966) 3 . Flip Flop Fly (1966) 4 . Feelin’ Happy 5 . Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop 6 .…