One O'Clock Jump: The Very Best of Count Basie [Legacy]

One O'Clock Jump: The Very Best of Count Basie [Legacy]

by Lester YoungLester Young


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Columbia Records must have sensed that something was stirring commercially and musically around Count Basie at about this time, for One O'Clock Jump was the third LP reissue of Basie's work in under two years. A superb compilation of Basie sides from his years with Columbia Records, dating between 1942 and 1951, mostly instrumental and all of it extremely inviting, including "These Foolish Things," a slow instrumental ballad with Basie's piano carrying much of the basic tune, and "One O'Clock Jump" in a vastly re-thought small group rendition. This album, like its companion release from the previous year, Blues By Basie, is a real treat for completists, for half the material dates from sessions in 1950-1951, which are effectively "lost" years in most accounts of Basie's career, in between the breakup of his big band and the formation of his "new testament" band in the mid-'50s. They show the man having lost none of his verve or the swing in his work, whether leading a group consisting of a dozen musicians or 30 players. "I Ain't Got Nobody," highlighted by a pounding band sound and a hot Buddy De Franco clarinet solo, is worth the price of an LP release by itself, and the instrumental ballad "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)," from the same session and featuring elegant solo spots by Basie, tenor man Wardell Gray, De Franco, and Clark Terry on trumpet, makes a gorgeous counterpoint. Jimmy Rushing and Harry Nemo handle the pair of vocal numbers here, with Rushing almost stealing "Patience and Fortitude" from the band as a showcase for his work.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/01/2006
Label: Sony
UPC: 0828768174425
catalogNumber: 81744
Rank: 63107

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lester Young   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Count Basie   Piano
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar,Guita Flé
Jo Jones   Drums
Jimmy Rushing   Vocals
Tab Smith   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Walter Page   Bass
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Ed Cuffee   Trombone
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Killian   Trumpet
Dan Minor   Trombone
Caughey Roberts   Alto Saxophone
Eli Robinson   Trombone
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington   Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Benny Morton's All Stars   Trombone
Carl "Tatti" Smith   Trumpet
Robert Scott   Trombone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Buck Clayton   Arranger
Bennie Moten   Composer
Jimmy Rushing   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Andy Gibson   Arranger
John Hammond   Audio Production
Billy Bird   Composer
Shad Collins   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Teddy McRae   Composer
Buster Moten   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Henri Woode   Arranger,Composer
John F. Hammond   Producer

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