Quincy Jones arranged and conducted This Time by Basie, and the record was successful, returning the Count to the pop charts on the eve of the British Invasion. The last five songs here are drawn from Pop Goes the Basie, a 1965 album arranged and conducted by Billy Byers, and produced by Teddy Reig - the playing is as good as the companion work on numbers like "The Hucklebuck.
More Hits of the 50's and 60's (also released as Frankly Basie and Frankly Speaking) is an album released by pianist and bandleader Count Basie and his orchestra featuring jazz versions of songs associated with the singer Frank Sinatra recorded in 1963. It was arranged by Billy Byers and was originally released on the Verve label. The Second Time Around" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) - 4:34. Hey! Jealous Lover" (Kay Twomey, Bee Walker, Cahn) - 2:47.
For starters, This Time by Basie swings, smooth and easy but taut, or hot and heavy. From Sonny Payne's understated cymbal intro to "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" to the bluesier notes of "One Mint Julep," Basie and company sound like they're enjoying themselves, whether elegantly stretching out on "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" or "Moon River," or soaring into the air on the hotter numbers - one of the more surprising covers. Their version of Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman" is a big-band blues rendition of the song (sung by Leon Thomas) that buries the original's grand operatic romantic sensibilities in a posed soulfulness.
Count Basie arrived in Kansas City, Missouri in 1927, playing on the Theater Owners Bookers Association (TOBA) circuit Upon Moten's death in 1935, Basie left the group to start his own band, taking many of his colleagues from the Moten band with him. This nine-piece group was known for its legendary soloists including, Joe Keyes and Oran 'Hot Lips' Page on trumpet, Buster Smith and Jack Washington on alto saxophone, Lester Young on tenor saxophone, Dan Minor . .1963- Best Performance by an Orchestra- For Dancing This Time By Basie! Hits of the 50s and 60s. 1960- Best Performance by a Band for Dancing Dance With Basie. 1958- Best Performance by a Dance Band- Basie.
Though he recorded first with Count Basie, Thomas is best known for his work with Pharoah Sanders, and also recorded with Santana. 43: Cassandra Wilson (born 1955). A political activist, Lincoln’s 60s work reflected her interest in the Civil Rights movement and African independence. 28: Billy Eckstine (1914-1993). From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Billy Eckstine could play trumpet, trombone, and guitar, but is mostly remembered for his sonorous, bass-baritone croon, whose forte was pleading romantic ballads. In pole position in our list of the 50 best jazz singers of all time is this incomparable chanteuse, originally from Newport News, Virginia. Dubbed The First Lady Of Song, Fitzgerald began her career with Chick Webb’s band in the late 30s, before hooking up with jazz impresario Norman Granz and establishing a stellar solo career in the 50s.
Count Basie: An Introduction to Count Basie: His Best Recordings, 1936-1944 (Best of Jazz, 1996) Basie's first band produced a string of jazz classics: "One O'clock Jump," "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Swingin' the Blues," "Down for Double," etc. Many were collectively worked out "head arrangements," while others were crafted by such gifted writers as Eddie Durham, Buster Smith, and Buck Clayton. Count Basie: Chairman of the Board (Blue Note, 1958) This indispensable recording showcases the work of three brilliant arrangers from inside the band-saxophonists Frank Foster and Frank Wess, and trumpeter Thad Jones-plus ex-Basie saxophonist and frequent contributor Ernie Wilkins.