|Product Code:||23MJ 3095|
|Artist:||Count Basie Orchestra|
|Label:||Verve Records (1981)|
Record: NM (M-)
Nice vinyl housed in a good cover.
There is an unmatched, limitless vitality to this band led by Count Basie. It has ensemble drive, and its charts are vital jazz statements which demand the best of soloists. Joe Newman, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, and Benny Powell s playing is inspired and meaningful, while Joe Williams' singing is vibrantly effective. The rhythm section, with the great Freddie Green, Eddie Jones and Sonny Payne is the ultimate basic of the band, and, of course, the key man here is The Count himself. All musicians at the top of their games, the crowd is fanatically enthusiastic and the band returns their enthusiasm in full. Here is Basie s band at its best!