And the Kansas City 7
Count Basie was visiting some old musical territory when he recorded this CD in 1962, but he was also enjoying the qualities of his sidemen. While "Shoe Shine Boy" and "Lady Be Good" look back to his late 1930s small group recordings with Lester Young, there are also new tunes by Basie, cornetist Thad Jones, and flutist Frank Wess. The septet has the Basie big band's rhythm section, with Freddie Green on guitar, Ed Jones on bass, and Sonny Payne on drums, all underpinning the leader's spare and graceful piano punctuations. Thad Jones and multi-reed player Eric Dixon are joined on five tracks by Frank Foster on tenor and clarinet and on three ...
Count Basie And The Kansas City 7
- ASIN: B000003N8T
- UPC: 011105020220