Basie Talks: The New Testament Band

Count Basie

Basie Talks: The New Testament Band

Ocium Jazz

Personnel:
Paul Campbell, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman, Charlie Shavers (tp), Henry Coker, Jimmy Wilkins, Benny Powell (tb), Marshall Royal (as, cl), Ernie Wilkins (as/ts), Paul Quinichette, Floyd 'Candy' Johnson (ts), Charlie Fowlkes (bs), Count Basie (p)

Reference: OCM CD 028

At the beginning of 1952, after a short period leading an octet, Count Basie was able to rebuild a new and fantastic big band that never stopped playing for more than 30 years ! This new band, known as The New Testament Band, recorded its first sessions for Norman Granz's Clef label. We present these dates in chronological order with their impressive Neal Hefti and Ernie Wilkins arrangement work and outstanding solos from Joe Newman, Henry Coker, Paul Quinichette and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis.


Tracklisting:

1. New Basie Blues (3:25)
2. Sure Thing (3:03)
3. Why Not? (3:31)
4. Fancy Meeting You (3:03)
5. Jive At Five (3:10)
6. No Name (3:08)
7. Redhead (2:51)
8. Every Tub (2:52)
9. Jack And Jill (2:56)
10. Bread (2:56)
11. There's A Small Hotel (3:34)
12. Hob Nail Boogie (2:35)
13. Basie Talks (3:39)
14. Paradise Squat (Take 2) (4:05)
15. Paradise Squat (Take 4) (3:40)
16. U.F.O. (3:05)
17. Like A Ship At Sea (3:38)
18. Bunny (3:09)
19. Tippin' On The Q.T. (3:02)
20. Blee Blop Blues (3:02)
21. Cash Box (3:25)
22. Bootsie (3:23)
23. Tom Whaley (2:53)

Total Time: (74:05)


Tracks #1-4:
Paul Campbell, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman, Charlie Shavers (tp); Henry Coker, Jimmy Wilkins, Benny Powell (tb); Marshall Royal (as, cl); Ernie Wilkins (as/ts); Paul Quinichette, Floyd 'Candy' Johnson (ts); Charlie Fowlkes (bs); Count Basie (p); Freddie Green (g); Jimmy Lewis (b); Gus Johnson (d). Nat Pierce, Neal Hefti, (arr.)
New York, January 19, 1952

#5: Paul Campbell, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman, Charlie Shavers (tp); Henry Coker (tb); Paul Quinichette (ts); Count Basie (p); Freddie Green (g); Jimmy Lewis (b); Gus Johnson (d).
New York, January 25, 1952

#6-8:
Add to the previous personnel: Benny Powell, Jimmy Wilkins (tb); Marshall Royal (as, cl), Ernie Wilkins (as, ts); Floyd 'Candy' Johnson (ts); Charlie Fowlkes (bs). Neal Hefti, Sy Oliver (arr.)

#9-23:
Paul Campbell, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman, Reunald Jones (tp); Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Jimmy Wilkins (tb); Marshall Royal (cl, as); Ernie Wilkins (as,ts); Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, Paul Quinichette (ts); Charlie Fowlkes (bs); Count Basie (p,org); Freddie Green (g); Jimmy Lewis (b); Gus Johnson (d); Bixie Crawford (vcl on 17). Don Redman, Ernie Wilkins, Buster Harding, Buck Clayton, A.K. Salim, Andy Gibson (arr.)
New York, July 22 & 23, 1952

Price:

$12.04  (tax incl.)

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