Basie Plays Hefti

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Basie Plays Hefti
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Studio album by Count Basie
Released 1958
Recorded April 3, 4 & 14, 1958
Capitol Studio, New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Roulette
SR 52011
Producer Teddy Reig
Count Basie chronology
Count Basie Presents Eddie Davis Trio + Joe Newman
(1957)
Basie Plays Hefti
(1958)
Sing Along with Basie
(1958)

Basie Plays Hefti is an album released by pianist, composer and bandleader Count Basie performing the compositions and arrangements of Neal Hefti recorded in 1958 and originally released on the Roulette label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]

AllMusic awarded the album 4 stars and its review by Scott Yanow states, "The Count Basie Orchestra was in top form for this set".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Neil Hefti

  1. "Has Anyone Here Seen Basie" - 2:42
  2. "Cute" - 3:10
  3. "Pensive Miss" - 3:48
  4. "Sloo Foot" - 3:08
  5. "It's Awf'ly Nice to Be With You" - 3:31
  6. "Scoot" - 2:28
  7. "A Little Tempo, Please" - 2:36
  8. "Late Date" - 3:17
  9. "Count Down" - 2:45
  10. "Bag'a Bones" - 2:42
  11. "Pony Tail" - 3:59

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Roulette Album Discography, Part 3, accessed November, 3, 2015
  2. ^ Kitora, R., Count Basie Discography, accessed November, 3, 2015
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Basie Plays Hefti – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November, 3, 2015.