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Count Basie At Newport

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Count Basie At Newport

Count Basie At Newport
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Recorded July 1957 in Newport

When the Count Basie band walked onto the stage at Newport in 1957, the very air was saturated with electricity. The nearly 8,000 fans in the audience could feel it, too—a sense of history in the making. The crowd was there to see a reconstituted version of the original Basie band, with luminous sidemen like Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Jo Jones, and Jimmy Rushing on the stand, alongside the updated edition—a sleek, sophisticated unit that was a hotbed for ascending stars like Thad Jones and Frank Foster. Basie's set goes on record as the most exciting and hard-swinging performance of one extraordinary night.

Personnel:
Count Basie (piano); Joe Williams, Jimmy Rushing (vocals); Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone); Marshall Royal, Bill Graham, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Charlie Fowlkes (saxophone); Roy Eldridge, Wendall Culley, Joe Newman, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones (trumpet); Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Bill Hughes (trombones); Freddie Green (guitar); Ed Jones (bass); Sonny Payne, Jo Jones (drums).



Count Basie At Newport