Basie, Count

Chairman of the board

Skivbolag: Roulette 81664
Inspelningsår: 1958
Utgivningsår: 2003
Artnr: 520898

Det var ett fint band Count Basie hade i slutet av 1950-talet och på det här albumet spelas låtar komponerade och arrangerade av musiker i bandet (förutom två bonusspår som inte fanns med på original-LP:n). All diskografisk information i häftet.

"...This 1958 date for Roulette was a rare chance for the orchestra to perform on its own, and listeners to hear how powerful the band could be when its concentration was undiverted. Of course, Basie's band already possessed three fine arrangers (Frank Foster, Thad Jones, and Frank Wess) and at least a dozen solo voices. Each of the ten songs on Chairman of the Board were originals by Foster, Jones, Wess, or Ernie Wilkins, all of them arranged by the composer. The record is admittedly heavy on the blues, but it's a brassy, powerful vision of the blues; Foster's "Blues in Hoss' Flat" and Wilkins' "Kansas City Shout" take the band back to its hometown, beginning with a subtle swing but ending with a raucous display of power from each section. The contributions by Jones and Wess provide a necessary complement to that forceful swing. Jones' "Speaking of Sounds" employs the woodwinds to provide color and texture, while Wess' "Segue in C" relies on bassist Eddie Jones and Basie's piano to lead the band while Wess himself takes several choruses on alto sax. A dynamic date, it shows the "new testament" edition of Basie's orchestra in top form." (John Bush,
12 spår; speltid 47:58.

  1. Blues in Hoss´ flat
  2. H.R.H. (Her Royal Highness)
  3. Segue in C
  4. Kansas City shout
  5. Speaking of sounds
  6. TV time
  7. Who, me?
  8. The deacon
  9. Half Moon Street
  10. Mutt & Jeff
  11. Fair and warmer
  12. Moten swing


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