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Count Basie 16by9
Page added Dec 19, 2016 Updated Jan 11, 2017

Revisiting a record that's surprised us this year - a re-issue of the Count Basie Orchestra live in '58, recorded with incredible clarity.

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A playlist and listen-again audio are available for 1 month by clicking the play button above after the broadcast.

We've also had a few requests from listeners regarding this album, so Mal's giving the it more airtime on this episode. Recorded in LA, the release called Count Basie: Complete Live at the Crescendo 1958, and it's out on Phono Records.

We'll also revisit the fabulous collaboration between Sydney band The Vampires and West African born/New York based guitarist and singer Lionel Loueke.

Tracks in this feature

Part 1 - Count Basie Orchestra; Complete Live at the Crescendo, 1958

1. 'Jumpin' at the Woodside'
2. 'Plymouth Rock'
3. 'Flight of the Foo Birds'
4. 'Li'l Darling'
5. 'Low Life'
6. 'Whirly-Bird'
7. 'Swingin' The Blues'
8. 'Blue On Blue'
9. 'No Moon At All'
10. 'Well, Alright, OK, You Win'
11. 'Fancy Meeting You'
12. 'Slats'
13. 'H.R.H. (Her Royal Highness)'

Part 2 - The Vampires with Lionel Loueke; Jazztrack Live Recording, 2016

14. 'Hard Love'
15. 'Freedom'
16. 'Green, Green, Green'
17. 'Torta Salata'

Presented by Mal Stanley
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Dec 31, 2016. 5:00pm - 6:50pm
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William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 - April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and to improvise accompaniment for silent films at a local movie theater in his home town of Red Bank, New Jersey. By 16...

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On Jan 4, 2017. 9:37pm

Yes its fab quality for the era..shows the power of that incredible band....
Mal Stanley

On Jan 3, 2017. 1:35pm
Stu said

Love this special, fantastic quality recording.... really captures the atmosphere of the show

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