|Product Code:||RA 2 107|
|Label:||Artistry Records (1986)|
|Format:||2 X LP|
Record: NM (M-)
Very smart double vinyl with a good clean gatefold cover .
The well-recorded live performances on this two-LP set date from three different periods: Count Basie's pre-Pablo 1974 band with tenor-great Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, the star-studded 1977 orchestra (featuring Jimmy Forrest's tenor, trombonist Al Grey and drummer Butch Miles) and the very solid 1980 group. Throughout, the various Basie orchestras are consistently exciting and swinging.