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Live At Birdland!

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
17-09-2021
Genres:
Barcode:
708857300747
Packaging:
Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)
Catalog Number:
CCD30072
Live At Birdland!
Live At Birdland!

Description

Pianist and bandleader William James "Count" Basie is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and the excellence of Jazz. The count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, won 18 Grammy Awards, performed for Kings, Queens, and other world Royalty, appeared in several movies, television shows, at every major jazz festival and major concert hall in the world.

In the summer of 1961, Count Basie and his Orchestra played in the iconic New York jazz club, Birdland, which Basie considered his musical home. The live recording from two of those nights, Basie at Birdland! has been called simply the best live recording of a big band ever. Almost 60 years later, the Count Basie Orchestra, now under the direction of Scotty Barnhart and still performing all over the world returns to Birdland to once again record a live record.

Those four nights in January 2020 would prove to be fateful as this country and the entire world would fall prey to a global pandemic shortly thereafter and virtually all live music performances would cease for the next year and a half. None of these coming challenges were on anyone's mind as the crowds poured into Birdland that week. They knew that the Basie band remains a very special unit and that a four-night stint at Birdland promised special moments. The added element of a live recording made those nights that much more electric and the buzz in the room was palpable.

'Live at Birdland!' captures the current band at its peak, and with its potent mix of seasoned veterans and emerging voices, simultaneously honours the tradition and looks forward. The Count Basie Orchestra retains the typical high level of musicianship we've come to expect over the last 85 years.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Introduction
  3. The Kid From Red Bank
  4. Who, Me?
  5. Way Out Basie
  6. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
  7. Doodle Oodle
  8. Four Five Six
  9. Basie Power
  10. Honeysuckle Rose
  11. Only The Young
  12. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  13. Easin' It
  14. Whats New
  15. Kansas City Shout
  16. How Do You Keep The Music Playing
  17. Basie
  18. One 'O Clock Jump
  19. The Wind Machine
  20. April In Paris
  21. There Will Never Be Another You
  22. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
  23. I Needs To Be Beed With
  24. Flute Juice
  25. Moten Swing
  26. Blues In Hoss' Flat
  27. Once In A While
  28. Five 'O Clock In The Morning
  29. Shiny Stockings
  30. What Kind Of Fool Am I
  31. 'Deed I Do
  32. From One To Another
  33. Whirly Bird
  34. One O' Clock Jump (Short)
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