Basie (album)

Basie (reissued as The Band of Distinction) is an album by pianist/bandleader Count Basie recorded in 1954 and originally released on the Clef label.[1][2][3][4] the album should not be confused with Basie's 1958 album which became known as The Atomic Mr. Basie.

Basie
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Studio album by
Released1955
RecordedAugust 16 & 17, 1954
Fine Sound, New York City
GenreJazz
LabelClef
MG C-666
ProducerNorman Granz
Count Basie chronology
Dance Session Album#2
(1954)
Basie
(1955)
Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings
(1955)
The Band of Distinction cover
The Band of Disctinction.jpg

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [5]

AllMusic awarded the album 3 stars.[5]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Blues Backstage" (Frank Foster) - 4:36
  2. "Down for the Count" (Foster) - 6:02
  3. "Eventide" (Bill Doggett) - 4:40
  4. "Ain't Misbehavin'" (Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks) - 3:43
  5. "Perdido" (Juan Tizol) - 4:55
  6. "Ska-Di-Dle-Dee-Bee-Doo" (Neal Hefti) - 3:37
  7. "Two Franks" (Hefti) - 3:16
  8. "Rails" (Dizzy Gillespie, Buster Harding) - 5:57

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Clef Label Discography, accessed November 18, 2015
  2. ^ Kitora, R., Count Basie Discography, accessed November 18, 2015
  3. ^ Clef Records Catalog: 600 series, accessed November 18, 2015
  4. ^ Big Band Paradise Archived 2015-11-19 at the Wayback Machine, accessed November 18, 2015
  5. ^ a b Allmusic listing, accessed November 18, 2015