The Legend (Count Basie album)

The Legend (subtitled From the Pen of Benny Carter) is an album by pianist, composer and bandleader Count Basie featuring tracks composed by Benny Carter recorded in 1961 and originally released on the Roulette label.[1][2]

The Legend
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Studio album by
Released1962
RecordedOctober 30 and November 1 & 2, 1961
New York City
GenreJazz, Big band
Length33:11
LabelRoulette
ProducerTeddy Reig
Count Basie chronology
First Time! The Count Meets the Duke
(1961)
The Legend
(1962)
Count Basie and the Kansas City 7
(1962)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [3]
Discogs     [4]

AllMusic awarded the album 4½ out of 5 stars.[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Benny Carter

  1. "The Trot" - 3:09
  2. "Easy Money" - 5:19
  3. "Amoroso" - 3:47
  4. "Goin' On" - 4:24
  5. "The Swizzle" - 3:31
  6. "The Legend" - 4:35
  7. "Who's Blue?" - 4:30
  8. "Turnabout" - 3:56
  • Recorded in New York City on October 30, 1961 (tracks 1, 4 & 6), November 1, 1961 (tracks 5 & 7) and November 2, 1961 (tracks 2, 3 & 8)

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Roulette Album Discography, Part 3, accessed November 5, 2015
  2. ^ Kitora, R., Count Basie Discography, accessed November 5, 2015
  3. ^ a b Allmusic listing, accessed November 5, 2015
  4. ^ Discogs The Legend Discogs. Accessed October 25, 2017.