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Count Basie
live in '62
Verfasserangabe: Count Basie. Count Basie Orchestra: Marshal Royal ; Frank Wess ; Eric Dixon ; Frank Foster ...
Jahr: 2006
Verlag: Ratingen, TDK Marketing Europe
Mediengruppe: DVD
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A lot of words can be used to describe the performance of the Count Basie Orchestra on Live in '62, an hour-long concert recorded in Sweden, but one will suffice: swingin'. No big band, not even the great Duke Ellington's, ever swung as relentlessly, or effortlessly, as Basie's various ensembles, and this one is a prime example. Having split up his so-called "Old Testament" band in the early '50s, Basie was at it again a few years later with this "New Testament" outfit, which featured great players like trumpeters Snooky Young and Thad Jones, trombonist Quentin Jackson, saxophonists Marshal Royal and Frank Wess, the eternal Freddie Green on guitar, and the amazing drummer Sonny Payne. The 11 tunes performed here (and reproduced with surprisingly crisp, clear audio and black & white visuals) include some Basie staples (like Green's "Corner Pocket" and Basie's own signature "One O'Clock Jump"), a few jazz classics ("I Got Rhythm," "Old Man River," "Stella by Starlight"), and three vocal numbers featuring Irene Reid. Every one of them is a delight, with superb arrangements highlighting the band's ensemble playing, masterful control of dynamics, excellent soloing, more than a few touches of humor… and, of course, that ineffable swing. Tough to pick a particular highlight, but Payne's lengthy solo spot on "Old Man River" might be it--not only is he a sensational drummer, spinning out rhythms as if they were melodies and never once losing the tempo, but the way he tosses and juggles his sticks is marvelously entertaining. A thorough and informative accompanying booklet more than makes up for the lack of bonus features.
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VerfasserInnenangabe: Count Basie. Count Basie Orchestra: Marshal Royal ; Frank Wess ; Eric Dixon ; Frank Foster ...
Jahr: 2006
Verlag: Ratingen, TDK Marketing Europe
Systematik: TT.KM.10
Interessenkreis: Sammlung Duffek
Beschreibung: 1 DVD-Video (NTSC, Ländercode 0, ca. 56 Min.) : mono, DD, Bildformat 4:3, 1,33:1 +
Fußnote: Sweden 1962. - Prod.: David Peck & Phillip Galloway. Enth. u.a.: Easin' it / Count Basie, arr. by Frank Foster. You are too beautiful / John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman. Corner pocket / Freddie Green. Stella by starlight / Victor Young. Back to the Apple / Frank Foster. I needs to be bee'd with / Quincy Jones. I got rhythm / George Gershwin (Musik) & Ira Gershwin (Text), aus dem Musical "Girl crazy". Back water blues / Bessie Smith. Alexander's Ragtime Band / Irving Berlin. Old man river / Jerome Kern (Musik) & Oscar Hammerstein (Text), aus dem Musical "Show boat". One o'clock jump / Count Basie, arr. by Eddie Durham & Buster Smith ... - Booklet: liner notes by Chris Sheridan, rare photographs, memorabilia collage ...
Mediengruppe: DVD