Prime Time (Count Basie album)

Prime Time is an album by Count Basie that won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band in 1978.[1]

Prime Time
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Studio album by
Released1977
RecordedJanuary 18–20, 1977
StudioSun West Studios, Los Angeles
GenreJazz, big band
Length42:24
LabelPablo
ProducerNorman Granz
Count Basie chronology
Basie Jam 3
(1976)
Prime Time
(1977)
Kansas City 5
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars[4]

Track listingEdit

All music composed by Sammy Nestico, except where noted.

  1. "Prime Time" – 7:33
  2. "Bundle O'Funk" – 5:16
  3. "Sweet Georgia Brown" (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) – 3:34
  4. "Featherweight" – 4:52
  5. "Reachin' Out" – 6:36
  6. "Ja-Da" (Bob Carlton) – 5:45
  7. "The Great Debate" – 4:48
  8. "Ya Gotta Try" – 4:00

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prime Time - Count Basie Orchestra | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 20. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.