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.

Track Listing : 1.Kid From Red Bank (Count Basie, Neal Hefti) . 2.Duet (Neal Hefti) – 04:10 . 3.After Supper (Neal Hefti) – 03:22 . 4.Flight Of The Foo Birds (Neal Hefti) – 03:21 . 5.Double-O (Neal Hefti) – 02:45 . 6.Teddy The Toad (Neal Hefti) – 03:40 . 7.Whirlybird (Neal Hefti) – 03:46 . 8.Midnite Blue (Neal Hefti) – 04:25 . 9.Splanky (Neal Hefti) – 03:35 . 10.Fantail (Neal Hefti) – 02:50 . 11.Lil’ Darlin’ (Neal Hefti) – 04:47

Musicians : Count Basie – Piano . Wendell Culley – Trumpet . Snooky Young – Trumpet . Thad Jones – Trumpet . Joe Newman – Trumpet . Henry Coker – Trombone . Al Grey – Trombone . Benny Powell – Trombone . Marshal Royal – Reeds . Frank Wess – Reeds . Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – Reeds . Frank Foster – Reeds . Charles Fowlkes – Reeds . Eddie Jones – Bass . Freddie Green – Guitar . Sonny Payne – Drums

Production : Produced By Teddy Reig . Neal Hefti

Arrangements : Neal Hefti

Package : Barry Ulanov – Liner Notes

Recorded On October 21 & 22, 1957 At Capitol Studios, New York City..

Released In 1958 By Roulette.

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The Daily Jazz
These tracks showcase the blues-based nature of the writing and give some welcome respite after the breakneck tempos of the faster sections. […]

zunx @ RateYourMusic
Lil’darlin’ is so big band delicate, man, it melts inside your ears. (and when you turn the photo upside down, it melds into your soul) […]

Mi Colleccion
Signed to Roulette Records, the newly formed label owned by Morris Levy, the New York recording entrepreneur, jukebox mogul, club ownerand quasi-underworld figure, it took Basie’s core audience and a lot of other people by surprise, as a bold, forward-looking statemen […]

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