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Episode 2

In the second of two programmes celebrating Count Basie, Geoffrey Smith showcases his "New Testament" band of the 1950s and 60s, which topped the charts with such powerhouse hits as "April in Paris" and "Lil Darlin.".

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Sun 4 Jan 2015 00:00

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  • Count Basie

    Normania

    Composer: Basie / K. Atkinson Performers: Harry Edison, Emmett Berry, Clark Terry, Jimmy Nottingham, Gerald Wilson, t; Ted Donnelly, Dickie Wells, George Matthews, Melba Liston; Earl Warren, Charlie Price, as; Paul Gonsalves, Bill Parker, Jimmy Taylor, ts; Jack Washington, bs; Count Basie, p; Freddie Green, g; Singleton Palmer, b; George Ballard, d. August 1949

    • The Indispensable Count Basie.
    • RCA.
    • PM 43688/B; S4/17.
  • Count Basie

    Blee Blop Blues

    Composer: Basie Performers: Performers: Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Wendell Culley, t; Benny Powell, Henry Coker, Matthew Gee, tb; Marshall Royal, Bill Graham, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Charlie Fowlkes, reeds; Eddie Jones, b; Sonny Payne, d; Freddie Green, g; Count Basie, p. September 1956

    • Basie in London.
    • Verve.
    • 8338052 (1); Tr.12.
  • Count Basie

    Softly with Feeling

    Composer: Hefti Performers: Count Basie and His Orchestra: Wendell Culley , Reunald Jones, Joe Newman, t; Joe Wilder, flugelhorn, t; Henderson Chambers, Henry Coker, Benny Powell, tb; Marshal Royal, Ernie Wilkins, as; Frank Foster, Frank Wess, ts; Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Freddie Green, g; Eddie Jones, b; Gus Johnson, d; Neil Hefti, arr; Count Basie, org, p. December 1953

    • Ken Burns Jazz: The Definitive Count Basie.
    • Verve.
    • 549 090-2. Tr. 14.
  • Count Basie

    Corner Pocket

    Composer: Green Performers: Count Basie and His Orchestra: Wendell Culley , Reunald Jones, Joe Newman, t; Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell, tb; Bill Graham, Marshal Royal, as; Frank Foster, Frank Wess, ts; Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Freddie Green, g,; Ernie Wilkins, arr; Eddie Jones, b; Sonny Payne, d. July 1955

    • Ken Burns Jazz: The Definitive Count Basie.
    • Verve.
    • 549 090-2. Tr. 15.
  • Count Basie

    April in Paris

    Composer: V. Duke / E.Y. Harburg Performers: Count Basie and His Orchestra: Wendell Culley , Reunald Jones, Joe Newman, t; Joe Wilder, flugelhorn, t; Henderson Chambers, Henry Coker, Benny Powell, tb; Marshal Royal, Ernie Wilkins, as; Frank Foster, Frank Wess, ts; Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Freddie Green, g; Eddie Jones, b; Gus Johnson, d; Neil Hefti; Bill Davis, arr; Count Basie, p, spoken interjections. December 1953

    • Ken Burns Jazz: The Definitive Count Basie.
    • Verve.
    • 549 090-2. Tr. 16.
  • Count Basie

    Every Day I Have the Blues

    Composer: P. Chatman Performers: Count Basie and His Orchestra: Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, t; Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell, tb; Bill Graham, Marshal Royal, as; Frank Foster, Frank Wess, ts; Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Freddie Green, g; Eddie Jones, b; Sonny Payne, d; Joe Williams, v; Ernie Wilkins, arr. May 1955

    • Ken Burns Jazz: The Definitive Count Basie.
    • Verve.
    • 549 090-2. Tr. 17.
  • Count Basie

    Whirly-Bird

    Composer: Hefti Performers: Count Basie and His Orchestra: Count Basie, p; Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Wendell Culley, E. Young, t; Benny Powell, Henry Coker, Al Grey, tb; Marshal Royal, Frank Wess, as; E. Davis, Frank Foster, ts; Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Freddie Green, g; Eddie Jones, b; Sonny Payne, d. October 1957

    • Four Classic Albums.
    • Avid Jazz.
    • AMSC 946. D2, Tr.7.
  • Count Basie

    Lil' Darlin

    Composer: Hefti Performers: Count Basie and His Orchestra: Count Basie, p; Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Wendell Culley, E. Young, t; Benny Powell, Henry Coker, Al Grey, tb; Marshal Royal, Frank Wess, as; E. Davis, Frank Foster, ts; Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Freddie Green, g; Eddie Jones, b; Sonny Payne, d. October 1957

    • Four Classic Albums.
    • Avid Jazz.
    • AMSC 946. D2, Tr. 11.
  • Count Basie

    Segue in C

    Composer: Performers: Sonny Cohn, Lennie Johnson, Thad Jones, Snooky Young, t; Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, tb; Marshall Royal, acl; Frank Wess, f, ts, as; Budd Johnson, Frank Foster, ts; Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Count Basie, p; Freddie Green, g; Eddie Jones, b; Sonny Payne, d. July 1961

    • Live From Birdland.
    • Vogue.
    • VJD 568-1. S4/1.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Shiny Stockings

    Composer: F. Foster / E. Fitzgerald Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Count Basie and His Orchestra: Al Aarons, Sonny Cohn, Joe Newman, Don Rader, Fip Ricard, t; Henry Coker, Urbie Green, Grover Mitchell, Benny Powell, tb; Eric Dixon, Frank Wess, as, ts; Frank Foster, ts, arr; Marshal Royal, c, as; Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Count Basie, p; Freddie Green, g; Buddy Catlett, b; Sonny Payne, d; Quincy Jones, arr, cond. July 1963

    • Ken Burns Jazz: The Definitive Ella Fitzgerald.
    • Verve.
    • 549 087-2. Tr. 18.
  • Count Basie

    Basie

    Composer: E. Wilkins Performers: Count Basie and His Orchestra: Count Basie, p; Pete Minger, Sonny Cohen, Paul Cohen, Raymond Brown, t; Booty Wood, Bill Hughes, Mel Wanzo, Dennis Wilson, tb; Charlie Fowlkes, Eric Dixon, Bobby Plater, Danny Turner, Kenny Hing, reeds; Freddie Green, g; Keter Betts, b; Mickey Roker, d. July 1979

    • On The Road.
    • Pablo.
    • CD2312112 (1); Tr.7.
  • Count Basie

    Plymouth Rock

    Composer: Hefti Performers: Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Wendell Culley, t; Benny Powell, Henry Coker, Matthew Gee, tb; Marshall Royal, Bill Graham, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Charlie Fowlkes, reeds; Eddie Jones, b; Sonny Payne, d; Freddie Green, g; Count Basie, p. September 1956

    • Basie in London.
    • Verve.
    • 8338052. Tr.16.
  • Count Basie

    Why Not

    Composer: Hefti Performers: Count Basie Big Band: Count Basie, p; Al Grey, Curtis Fuller, Bill Hughes, Mel Wanzo, tb; Sonny Cohn, Frank Szabo, t, flugelhorns; Pete Minger, Dave Stahl, Bob Mitchell, t; Eric Dixon, Danny Turner, Bobby Plater, saxophones, f; Jimmy Forrest, ts; Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Freddie Green, g; John Duke, b; Butch Miles, d. July 1975

    • Fun Time.
    • Pablo.
    • PACD2310945 (1); Tr.2.
  • Count Basie

    One O'Clock Jump

    Composer: Basie Performers: Count Basie Big Band: Count Basie, p; Al Grey, Curtis Fuller, Bill Hughes, Mel Wanzo, tb; Sonny Cohn, Frank Szabo, t, flugelhorns; Pete Minger, Dave Stahl, Bob Mitchell, t; Eric Dixon, Danny Turner, Bobby Plater, saxophones, f; Jimmy Forrest, ts; Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Freddie Green, g; John Duke, b; Butch Miles, d. July 1975

    • Pablo.
    • Pablo.
    • PACD2310945; Tr. 10.

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