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.

Track Listing : 1.Every Day I Have The Blues (Memphis Slim) – 05:29 . 2.The Come Back (Charles Frazier) – 05:28 . 3.Alright, Okay, You Win (Mayme Watts, Sidney Wyche) – 03:05 . 4.In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) (Leroy Carr, Don Raye) – 03:38 . 5.Roll ‘Em Pete (Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner) – 03:12 . 6.Teach Me Tonight (Sammy Cahn, Gene Depaul) – 03:04 . 7.My Baby Upsets Me (Joe Williams) – 02:58 . 8.Please Send Me Someone To Love (Percy Mayfield) – 03:33 . 9.Ev’Ry Day (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal) – 03:48 . 10.As Long As I Love You (Bernie Moten, Henri Woode) – 03:06 . 11.Stop! Don’T! (George Ronald Brown) – 02:36 . 12.Too Close For Comfort (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss) – 02:53


David Stone Martin

Musicians : Joe Williams – Vocals . Count Basie – Piano . Henry Coker – Trombone . Benny Powell – Trombone . Bill Hughes – Trombone . Wendell Culley -Trumpet . Reunald Jones -Trumpet . Thad Jones – Cornet . Joe Newman – Trumpet . Frank Foster – Tenor Saxophone . Charlie Fowlkes – Baritone Saxophone . Bill Graham – Alto Saxophone . Marshal Royal – Clarinet, Alto Saxophone . Frank Wess – Flute, Tenor Saxophone . Freddie Green – Guitar . Eddie Jones – Double Bass . Sonny Payne – Drums


Herman Leonard

Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Edgar Sampson, Ernie Wilkins

Arrangements : Edgar Sampson, Ernie Wilkins

Package : Herman Leonard asterisques RVM – Photography . John B. Litweiler – Liner Notes . Giulio Turturro – Art Direction . David Stone Martin asterisques RVM – Cover Design

Recorded On July 26, 1955 And Jun 27, 1956 At A Studio In Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, Usa.

Released In 1956 By Verve.

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All About Jazz
Instrumentally, Ernie Watts (why doesn’t he sound this good on his own records?) provides a number of sensuous solos. Hypnotically beautiful. […]

JazzTimes
Other breathtaking moments come with Broadbent’s paean to the classical Hollywood film, Scenes From a Silver Screenand several shimmering treatments of Rachmaninov and Ravel, plus Haden’s poignant vocal debut in the haunting folk ballad, Wayfaring Stranger. […]

Variety
Lately, Haden’s Quartet West projects have been increasingly mired in nostalgia; his most recent CD, “The Art of the Song,” (Verve) frankly sounds like the work of a weary artist. Thankfully, his charming set at the Getty showed more life and variety of expression, with tunes from “The Art of the Song” taking up the second half and material from the earlier […]

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