Count Basie at Newport

Count Basie at Newport is a live album by jazz musician Count Basie and his orchestra.[2][3] It was originally issued as Verve MGV 8243 and included only the tracks 1-7 and 13. Tracks 9-12 originally included in Count Basie & Joe Williams/Dizzy Gillespie & Mary Lou Williams at Newport (Verve MGV 8244).

Count Basie at Newport
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Live album by
ReleasedEarly November 1957[1]
RecordedJuly 7, 1957
Newport Jazz Festival, Freebody Park, Newport
GenreJazz
Length54:11
LabelVerve
MG VS-6024 (1957)
MGV 8243 (1958)
ProducerNorman Granz
Count Basie and His orchestra chronology
One O'Clock Jump
(1957)
Count Basie at Newport
(1957)
The Atomic Mr. Basie
(1957)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [3]

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album five stars and said that "At the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival, the music was consistently inspired and often historic. Count Basie welcomed back tenor great Lester Young and singer Jimmy Rushing for part of a very memorable set...Young plays beautifully throughout and Rushing is in prime form. An exciting full-length version of "One O'Clock Jump" features Young, Illinois Jacquet, and trumpeter Roy Eldridge...It's a great set of music".[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. Introduction by John H. Hammond – 4:52
  2. "Swingin' at the Newport" (Ernie Wilkins) – 8:30
  3. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:33
  4. "Lester Leaps In" (Lester Young) – 3:02
  5. "Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today" (Count Basie, Eddie Durham, Jimmy Rushing) – 4:04
  6. "Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)" (Basie, Rushing) – 3:49
  7. "Evenin'" (Charles Daniels, Mitchell Parish, Harry White, Richard Whiting) – 3:32
  8. "Blee Blop Blues" (Basie, Ahmad Kharab Salim) – 3:32 (this track was originally released on Verve MG VS-6025, Verve MGV-8244; bonus track on CD reissue)
  9. "Alright, Okay, You Win" (Mayme Watts, Sid Wyche) – 2:45 (this track was originally released on Verve MG VS-6025, Verve MGV-8244; bonus track on CD reissue)
  10. "The Comeback" (Charles Frazier, Memphis Slim) – 4:10 (this track was originally released on Verve MG VS-6025, Verve MGV-8244; bonus track on CD reissue)
  11. "Roll 'Em Pete" (Pete Johnson, Joe Turner) – 3:00 (this track was originally released on Verve MG VS-6025, Verve MGV-8244; bonus track on CD reissue)
  12. "Smack Dab in the Middle" (Eddie Calhoun) – 3:44 (this track was originally released on Verve MG VS-6025, Verve MGV-8244; bonus track on CD reissue)
  13. "One O'Clock Jump" (Basie) – 9:26

PersonnelEdit

The Count Basie Orchestra

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (August 12, 1957). "Granz Boils Newport Diskings to 11 LP's". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Palmer, Robert (August 15, 1982). "Count Basie--the Explosive Catalyst" – via NYTimes.com.
  3. ^ a b c "Count Basie at Newport". Retrieved July 13, 2011.