Ella and Basie!

Ella and Basie!

by Count BasieCount Basie


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Surprisingly enough this 1963 LP was the first time (other than a couple songs) that Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie recorded together. (The match-up was so logical that it would be repeated many times over the next 20 years.) Fitzgerald sounds fine and, even if Quincy Jones' arrangements did not give the Basie musicians as much space for solos -- although two songs do feature a bit of trumpeter Joe Newman, trombonist Urbie Green and Frank Foster on tenor -- this is an enjoyable effort. High points include "Honeysuckle Rose," "Them There Eyes" and "Shiny Stockings."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/1997
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731453905924
catalogNumber: 539059
Rank: 24958

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie   Primary Artist,Piano,Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals,Track Performer
Freddie Green   Guitar
Urbie Green   Trombone
Grover Mitchell   Trombone
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Marshall Royal   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Aarons   Trumpet
Buddy Catlett   Bass
Sonny Cohn   Trumpet
Henry Coker   Trombone
Eric Dixon   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Frank Foster   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Sonny Payne   Drums
Benny Powell   Trombone
Don Rader   Trumpet
Flip Ricard   Trombone,Trumpet
Frank Wess   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Count Basie Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Illinois Jacquet   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger
Charles Thompson   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer,Liner Notes
Frank Foster   Composer
Haven Johnson   Composer

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