Count Basie and the Kansas City 7

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Count Basie and the Kansas City 7
Studio album by Count Basie
Released 1962
Recorded March 21 & 22, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 35:57
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
Count Basie chronology
Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan
(1961)
Count Basie and the Kansas City 7
(1962)
Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First
(1962)

Count Basie and the Kansas City 7 is an album by American jazz bandleader and pianist Count Basie featuring small group performances recorded in 1962 for the Impulse! label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "One of Count Basie's few small-group sessions of the '60s was his best".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Oh, Lady Be Good!" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:40
  2. "Secrets" (Frank Wess) – 4:08
  3. "I Want a Little Girl" (Murray Mencher, Billy Moll) – 4:16
  4. "Shoe Shine Boy" (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin) – 4:07
  5. "Count's Place" (Count Basie) – 5:28
  6. "Senator Whitehead" (Wess) – 4:12
  7. "Tally-Ho, Mr. Basie!" (Basie) – 4:28
  8. "What'cha Talkin'?" (Thad Jones) – 4:59
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on March 21, 1962 (tracks 2, 6 & 8), and March 22, 1962 (tracks 1, 3-5 & 7)

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed March 16, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 16, 2011