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Fascinatin' Rhythm

Keep­ing Count WIth Basie-Cel­e­brat­ing the anniver­sary of arguably jazz finest big band leader of all time, Duke Elling­ton notwith­stand­ing, William Count’ Basie, born August 21, 1904, and passed on April, 26, 1984.l He laid down the blue­print for al the main­stream big bands to fol­low, but very few could ever match the orig­i­nal in its decep­tive­ly effort­less class and clout. Some of the many artists who want­ed to record with him includ­ed Elling­ton him­self (imag­ine the two big bands togeth­er in one stu­dio!), Frank Sina­tra, Ella Fitzger­ald, Sam­my Davis Jr., Oscar Peter­son, Louie Bell­son, Sarah Vaugh­an, The Mills Broth­ers, Lam­bert, Hen­dricks & Ross, Tony Ben­nett, Bil­ly Eck­s­tine, Tere­sa Brew­er, Milt Jack­son, Quin­cy Jones, Ben­ny Carter, Sal Nes­ti­co, Neil Hefti, eddie Clean­head Vin­son, Joe Turn­er, Jim­my Rush­ing, as well as many con­tem­po­rary artists who have instead record­ed with the Basie Alum­ni Band, as he passed some time ago. I am afraid that we may nev­er see the likes of a COunt Basie again…

Set #1

Artist Song Album
Guido Basso, feat. Peter Appleyard C Fascinating Rhythm Jazz Canadiana
Count Basie Orch./Neil Hefti The Kid From Red Bank Basie
Count Basie/Billy Eckstine Stormy Monday Blues Basie/Eckstine , Inc.
Gene Harris Allstar Big Band Captain Bill Tribute To Count Basie
Teresa Brewer/Thad Jones/Count Basie Baby, Won't You Please Go Home The Songs of Besse Smith
Kenny Burrell Trio, feat. Larry Gales Blues For Basie When Lights Are Low

Set #2

Artist Song Album
Bennie Moten Orch., feat. Count Basie Moten Swing Early Black Swing, 1927-34
Count Basie/Benny Carter The Legend The Legend
Count Basie & Oscar Peterson Hey, Raymond Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson
Tony Bennett & Count Basie Just In Time In Person!
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie You've Changed A Perfect Match - Basie & Ella
Stephane Grappelli Qt,, feat. Gerard Gustin Saluting Basie Tribute To...

Set #3

Artist Song Album
Duke Ellington & Count Basie Orchestras Until I Met You First Time! - The Count Meets The Duke
Mel Torme & Johnny Mandel Blue and Sentimental I Dig The Duke/I DIg The COunt
Buddy Rich Orch. feat. Harry Edison/Frank Rosolino Blues For Basie This One's For Basie
Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie I Hadn't Anyone 'Till You Sen In The Clowns
Milt Jackson & Count Basie & The Big Band Sunny Side of The Street Milt Jackson + Count Basie - Vol. 2

Set #4

Artist Song Album
Burton Cummings C Shiny Stockings Dream Of A Child
Diane Schuur & Count Basie ALumni Band Only You D. Schuur & C. Basie
Count Basie Orch. Here, There, and Everywhere Basie On The Beales
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie I WOn't Dance Sinatra-Basie
Count Basie, feat. Marshall Royal Lonely Street Basie Straight Ahead
Curtis Stigers/Danis Radio Big Band One For My Baby One More For The Road