This now-rare Joyce LP features two Count Basie radio broadcasts, the legendary one that had Buddy Rich filling in for the recently drafted Jo Jones (on this set it is listed as Fall 1945, but it almost certainly dates from September 1944) and one from mid-1946. The music is excellent but the CD Beaver Junction (which also has the Rich broadcast) is superior.
This obscure Joyce LP has seven songs from a late-1946 radio broadcast by Count Basie's big band and three numbers from Basie's 1951 septet. The former finds his orchestra in transition with standbys such as trumpeter Harry Edison and the classic rhythm section joined by several newcomers, most notably Duke Ellington's future tenor star Paul Gonsalves.
William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. In 1935, Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, and in 1936 took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others.
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The Count Basie Orchestra is a 16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era, founded by Count Basie in 1935 and recording regularly from 1936. Despite a brief disbandment at the beginning of the 1950s, the band survived long past the Big Band era itself and the death of Basie in 1984. It continues as a 'ghost band'.
Count Basie by Bob Bernotas, published on October 16, 2015 at All About Jazz. Find more Building a Jazz Library articles. In 1935, pianist William "Count" Basie (born August 21, 1904), a fixture on the Kansas City jazz scene since the late 1920s, organized his own rocking, riffing, blues-based big band. The following year this freewheeling unit came east and took New York by storm. For the next decade and a half, Basie's stellar cast-which included such original jazz stylists as tenor saxophonists Lester Young and Herschel Evans, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry "Sweets" Edison, trombonist Dickie Wells, drummer Jo Jones, and singer Jimmy Rushing-set the standard for big band swing.