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Basie Plays Hefti is an album released by pianist, composer and bandleader Count Basie performing the compositions and arrangements of Neal Hefti recorded in 1958 and originally released on the Roulette label.[1][2]

Basie Plays Hefti
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Studio album by
Released1958
RecordedApril 3, 4 & 14, 1958
Capitol Studio, New York City
GenreJazz
LabelRoulette
SR 52011
ProducerTeddy Reig
Count Basie chronology
Count Basie Presents Eddie Davis Trio + Joe Newman
(1957)
Basie Plays Hefti
(1958)
Sing Along with Basie
(1958)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [3]

AllMusic awarded the album 4 stars and its review by Scott Yanow states, "The Count Basie Orchestra was in top form for this set".[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Neil Hefti

  1. "Has Anyone Here Seen Basie" - 2:42
  2. "Cute" - 3:10
  3. "Pensive Miss" - 3:48
  4. "Sloo Foot" - 3:08
  5. "It's Awf'ly Nice to Be With You" - 3:31
  6. "Scoot" - 2:28
  7. "A Little Tempo, Please" - 2:36
  8. "Late Date" - 3:17
  9. "Count Down" - 2:45
  10. "Bag'a Bones" - 2:42
  11. "Pony Tail" - 3:59

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Roulette Album Discography, Part 3, accessed November, 3, 2015
  2. ^ Kitora, R., Count Basie Discography, accessed November, 3, 2015
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Basie Plays Hefti – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November, 3, 2015.