Count Basie Meets the Vocalists: Milestones of a Jazz Legend | Documents 600460

Count Basie Meets the Vocalists: Milestones of a Jazz Legend

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Label: Documents

Cat No: 600460

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 18th May 2018

Contents

Artists

Frank Sinatra
Ella Fitzgerald
Joe Williams
Sarah Vaughan
Tony Bennett
Jimmy Rushing
Beverly Kenney

Conductor

Count Basie

Artists

Frank Sinatra
Ella Fitzgerald
Joe Williams
Sarah Vaughan
Tony Bennett
Jimmy Rushing
Beverly Kenney

Conductor

Count Basie

About

Count Basie (1904-1984) and Duke Ellington (1899-1975) were the most important and successful big band leaders in jazz history. While the many individualists in Ellington’s band made it a perfect vehicle to let the Duke’s compositions and arrangements take on tonal form, Basie put his focus on rhythm and its transformation via the radiance of a large ensemble.

The Count also put a lot of emphasis on precision. Characteristics that inspired all the great vocalists, leading to many a collaboration with the Basie Band. Jimmy Rushing was a great blues shouter and the first important singer of the Basie band from 1937 to 1950. His role was later taken over by Joe Williams when Basie restarted with a fresh sound and ensemble after a brief breakup. Williams was an excellent exponent of a more modern blues vocal style, but also a great improviser and ballad artist. In addition to these treasures you will find highlights of the Basie band with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Eckstine, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald on this 10-CD box set.

Contents:

CD 1

Blues by Basie
One O'Clock Jump

CD 2
Basie in London
Basie at Newport

CD 3
Count Basie / Sarah Vaughan
I Gotta Right to Swing (Sammy Davis Jr.)

CD 4
Sing Along with Basie
Sing a Song of Basie

CD 5
Breakfast Dance and Barbecue
Just the Blues

CD 6
Basie Swings, Bennett Sings
In Person (with Tony Bennett)

CD 7
Basie and Eckstine Inc
Sinatra / Basie

CD 8
Memories Ad-Lib (Joe Williams)

CD 9
Everyday I Have the Blues (Joe Williams)
Beverly Kenney Sings with Jimmy Jones and "The Basie-ites"

CD 10
Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings
Basie Orchestra with Jimmy Rushing

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