Duke Ellington & Count Basie (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Crown CST-183
    Crown CST-183
  • Crown CST-143
    Crown CST-143
  • Duke Ellington
    Duke Ellington
  • Count Basie
    Count Basie

Maxwell Davis

Duke Ellington & Count Basie (2 LP on 1 CD)

Fresh Sound Records

Maxwell Davis (arr, dir), Conte Candoli, Ray Linn, Al Porcino, Joe Newman, Snooky Young, Pete Candoli, John Anderson (tp), Jake Porter (cnt), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Dick Noel, Jimmy Henderson, Lloyd Ulyate, Tommy Pederson, Henry Coker, Tommy Pederson, Dick Nash (tb), Jewel Grant, Marshal Royal (as), Mahlon Clark (cl, as), Ben Webster, Bumps Myers, Frank Wess, Frank Foster (ts), Bill Hood, Charlie Fowlkes (bs), Jimmy Rowles, Milt Raskin (p), Al Hendrickson, Herman Mitchell (g), Red Callender, Curtis Counce, Eddie Jones (b), Mel Lewis, Jackie Mills, Sonny Payne (d), B.B. King (vcl), Duke Ellington, Count Basie (compositions)

Reference: FSRCD1051

Bar code: 8427328610513

A Tribute to the Big Bands · Orchestras Arranged and Conducted by MAXWELL DAVIS

Two collectible albums in the finest Stereophonic sound
Comprehensive booklet including original liner notes
Additional texts and historic photos of the orchestras

· Collector's Edition
· Original LP Covers
· Complete Personnel Details
· 16-page Booklet
· Stereo Recordings
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit

With signs of a resurgence of interest in big bands in the late 1950s, Maxwell Davis came up with the idea of producing a series of albums for Crown Records recorded in the finest stereophonic sound, in a tribute to such legendary bandleaders as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among others. For this purpose, he wrote all new arrangements and reimagined and conducted a number of tribute bands to perform the music with the signature spirit that made their original leaders famous. The personnel for each album consisted primarily of prominent members and soloists who performed with the original bands, with additional valuable contributions from some of the best jazz musicians working in the Hollywood and New York studios.

Maxwell Davis' writing is as fresh in these sessions as it was when it inspired the work of the early arrangers. Thanks to his efforts, each of these albums retains the lush, individual sound of those notable bands. Listening to these performances brings us joy and memories from the golden age of big bands, which up to this day illuminate the music scene every time that a good band charges and swings through timeless material.

01. Take the “A” Train (Billy Strayhorn) 2:58
02. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington) 3:13
03. Main Steam (Duke Ellington) 2:54
04. Mood Indigo (Ellington-Bigard-Mills) 3:52
05. East Side, West Side (Lawlor-Blake) 3:01
06. Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) 3:03
07. Solitude (Duke Ellington) 3:13
08. Jack the Bear (Duke Ellington) 3:24
09. Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington) 3:32
10. Jeep's Blues (Johnny Hodges) 4:35
11. Every Day I Have the Blues (Peter Chapman) 5:05
12. Red Bank Boogie (Basie-Clayton) 2:29
13. Jumpin' At The Woodside (Count Basie) 3:16
14. Every Tub (Count Basie) 3:06
15. April in paris (Duke-Harburg) 3:45
16. Basie Boogie (Count Basie) 2:13
17. John's Idea (John Anderson) 3:00
18. One O'Clock Jump (Count Basie) 5:26

Album details

Tracks #1-10, from “Compositions of Duke Ellington and Others” (Crown CST-183)
Tracks #11-18, from “Music Composed by Count Basie and Others” (Crown CST-143)

Personnel on "Compositions of Duke Ellington":
Conte Candoli, Ray Linn, Al Porcino, trumpets; Jake Porter, cornet; Juan Tizol, valve trombone; Dick Noel, Jimmy Henderson, Lloyd Ulyate, Tommy Pederson, trombones; Jewel Grant, alto sax; Mahlon Clark, clarinet & alto sax; Ben Webster, Bumps Myers, tenor saxes; Bill Hood, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Curtis Counce, bass; Jackie Mills, drums; B.B. King, vocals (on #2).
Red Callender & Mel Lewis, replaces Counce & Mills on #3,4,5,8 & 9.
Recorded at Sound Enterprises, Hollywood, January 12 & 14, 1960

Personnel on "Compositions of Count Basie":
Joe Newman, Snooky Young, Pete Candoli, John Anderson, trumpets; Henry Coker, Tommy Pederson, Dick Nash, trombones; Marshal Royal, Jewel Grant, alto saxes; Frank Wess, Frank Foster, tenor saxes; Charlie Fowlkes, baritone sax; Milt Raskin, piano; Herman Mitchell, guitar; Eddie Jones, bass; Sonny Payne, drums; B.B. King, vocals (on #11).
Recorded at Sound Enterprises, Hollywood, March 24 & 26, 1959

Original liner notes: Bill Parker
Cover photography: Joseph Tauber / Irv Grossman
Cover design: Hobco Arts / Rosentswieg

Recordings produced by Maxwell Davis
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

10,95 €  (tax incl.)

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