Jazz 'Round Midnight: Count Basie

Jazz 'Round Midnight: Count Basie

by Count Basie

CD

Overview

This mid-priced release features Basie working in a relaxed, subdued manner, with ensembles ranging from quintet to full band. The music is drawn from across 14 years and three labels (Verve, Clef, Emarcy), from 1952 ("I Want a Little Girl," "She's Funny That Way") through 1966 ("Michelle") -- the sound quality varies surprisingly little given this range and the switch from mono to stereo. It includes music by Quincy Jones ("Lullaby for Jolie"), originals ("Blue and Sentimental"), and covers of standards like Sinatra's "Only the Lonely" and Eddie Cantor's "Makin' Whoopee." Some of the numbers are so subdued that they barely hang together, such as "Eventide," which barely has a perceptible beat, but the entire collection stands up very well. The relaxed mood allows the soloists to stand out in a quiet way, including Paul Quinichette's tenor sax solo on "I'll Always Be in Love with You" (a small group recording featuring Basie on the organ) and alto saxman Marshall Royal on "Only the Lonely."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/1995
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731452703125
catalogNumber: 527031

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie   Primary Artist,Piano
Freddie Green   Guitar
Urbie Green   Trombone
Grey   Trombone
Thad Jones   Trumpet
Grover Mitchell   Trombone
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Buddy Rich   Drums
Marshall Royal   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Wallace Davenport   Trumpet
Rufus "Speedy" Jones   Drums
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Gene Ramey   Bass
Walter Page   Bass
Aarons   Trumpet
Buddy Catlett   Bass
Henderson Chambers   Trombone
George Cohn   Trumpet
Henry Coker   Trombone
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Eric Dixon   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Wilkins   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Frank Foster   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Philip Guilbeau   Trumpet
Bill Hughes   Trombone
Gus Johnson   Drums
Reunald Jones   Trumpet
Norman Keenan   Bass
Sonny Payne   Drums
Bobby Plater   Alto Saxophone
Benny Powell   Trombone
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Don Rader   Trumpet
Flip Ricard   Trumpet
Frank Wess   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Eddie Jones   Bass

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Composer
Thad Jones   Arranger
Neal Hefti   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Jim Davis   Producer
Bud Green   Composer
Michael Lang   Compilation Supervisor
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger
Chico O'Farrill   Arranger
Teddy Reig   Producer
Herman Ruby   Composer
Pete Spargo   Producer
Sam H. Stept   Composer
Sheryl Lutz-Brown   Art Direction
Benjamin V. Franklin   Liner Notes
Scott Townsend   Artwork
William Mitchell   Arranger
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Mack David   Composer

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