April in Paris

Performers Count Basie & His Orchestra

Verve | September 16, 1997 | Compact Disc

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Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Marshall Royal, Billy Graham (alto saxophone); Frank Foster, Frank Wess (tenor saxophone); Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone); Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Wendell Cully, Reunald Jones (trumpet); Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Bill Hughes (trombone); Freddie Green (guitar); Ed Jones (bass); Sonny Payne (drums). Recorded at Fine Sound, New York on July 26, 1955 and January 5-6, 1956. It is wonderful albums like this that really benefit from the age of the CD. This was crying out for reissue, and apart from the cardboard sleeve, Verve have treated one of the Count's greatest albums with utmost respect. The lush swing of the Basie band has never sounded happier and the addition of alternate takes is a joy to behold. Listeners will be reminded just how good this band was as they stroll through "Sweety Cakes," add a sheen to Frank Foster's "Shiny Stockings" and rip it apart with Neal Hefti's magnificent "Dinner With Friends." A highly recommended album just bursting with joy.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 16, 1997

Genre: Big Band

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Mono

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1956

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 731452140227

Found in: Big Band

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April in Paris

April in Paris

Performers Count Basie & His Orchestra
Guest Artist(s) Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Joe Newman, Thad Jones
Producer Norman Granz

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 16, 1997

Genre: Big Band

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Mono

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1956

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 731452140227


Title Track Time
1.April in Paris --
2.Corner Pocket --
3.Didn't You? --
4.Sweetie Cakes --
5.Magic --
6.Shiny Stockings --
7.What Am I Here For? --
8.Midgets --
9.Mambo Inn --
10.Dinner with Friends --
11.April in Paris --
12.Corner Pocket --
13.Didn't You? --
14.Magic --
15.Magic --
16.What Am I Here For? --
17.Midgets --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Count Basie (piano); Marshall Royal, Billy Graham (alto saxophone); Frank Foster, Frank Wess (tenor saxophone); Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone); Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Wendell Cully, Reunald Jones (trumpet); Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Bill Hughes (trombone); Freddie Green (guitar); Ed Jones (bass); Sonny Payne (drums). Recorded at Fine Sound, New York on July 26, 1955 and January 5-6, 1956. It is wonderful albums like this that really benefit from the age of the CD. This was crying out for reissue, and apart from the cardboard sleeve, Verve have treated one of the Count's greatest albums with utmost respect. The lush swing of the Basie band has never sounded happier and the addition of alternate takes is a joy to behold. Listeners will be reminded just how good this band was as they stroll through "Sweety Cakes," add a sheen to Frank Foster's "Shiny Stockings" and rip it apart with Neal Hefti's magnificent "Dinner With Friends." A highly recommended album just bursting with joy.
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