Basie (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Basie
Basie (album).jpg
Studio album by Count Basie
Released 1955
Recorded August 16 & 17, 1954
Fine Sound, New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Clef
MG C-666
Producer Norman Granz
Count Basie chronology
Dance Session Album #2
(1954)
Basie
(1955)
Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings
(1955)
The Band of Distinction cover
The Band of Disctinction.jpg

Basie (reissued as The Band of Distinction) is an album by pianist/bandleader Count Basie recorded in 1954 and originally released on the Clef label.[1][2][3][4] the album should not be confused with Basie's 1958 album which became known as The Atomic Mr. Basie.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[5]

AllMusic awarded the album 3 stars.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blues Backstage" (Frank Foster) - 4:36
  2. "Down for the Count" (Foster) - 6:02
  3. "Eventide" (Bill Doggett) - 4:40
  4. "Ain't Misbehavin'" (Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks) - 3:43
  5. "Perdido" (Juan Tizol) - 4:55
  6. "Ska-Di-Dle-Dee-Bee-Doo" (Neal Hefti) - 3:37
  7. "Two Franks" (Hefti) - 3:16
  8. "Rails" (Dizzy Gillespie, Buster Harding) - 5:57

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Clef Label Discography, accessed November 18, 2015
  2. ^ Kitora, R., Count Basie Discography, accessed November 18, 2015
  3. ^ Clef Records Catalog: 600 series, accessed November 18, 2015
  4. ^ Big Band Paradise, accessed November 18, 2015
  5. ^ a b Allmusic listing, accessed November 18, 2015