Count Basie at Newport

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Count Basie at Newport
At Newport The Count.jpg
Live album by Count Basie and his orchestra
Released Early November 1957[1]
Recorded July 7, 1957
Newport Jazz Festival, Freebody Park, Newport
Genre Jazz
Length 54:11
Label Verve
MG VS-6024 (1957)
MGV 8243 (1958)
Producer Norman Granz
Count Basie and his orchestra chronology
One O'Clock Jump
At Newport
The Atomic Mr. Basie

Count Basie at Newport is a live album by jazz musician Count Basie and his orchestra. [2] It was originally issued as Verve MGV 8243 and included only the tracks 1-8 and 13. Tracks 9-12 originally included in Count Basie & Joe Williams/Dizzy Gillespie & Mary Lou Williams at Newport (Verve MGV 8244).


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

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album five stars and said that "At the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival, the music was consistently inspired and often historic. Count Basie welcomed back tenor great Lester Young and singer Jimmy Rushing for part of a very memorable set...Young plays beautifully throughout and Rushing is in prime form. An exciting full-length version of "One O'Clock Jump" features Young, Illinois Jacquet, and trumpeter Roy Eldridge...It's a great set of music". [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Introduction by John H. Hammond – 4:52
  2. "Swingin' at the Newport" (Ernie Wilkins) – 8:30
  3. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:33
  4. "Lester Leaps In" (Lester Young) – 3:02
  5. "Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today" (Count Basie, Eddie Durham, Jimmy Rushing) – 4:04
  6. "Boogie Woogie I May Be Wrong" (Basie, Rushing) – 3:49
  7. "Evenin'" (Charles Daniels, Mitchell Parish, Harry White, Richard Whiting) – 3:32
  8. "Blee Blop Blues" (Basie, Ahmad Kharab Salim) – 3:32
  9. "Alright, Okay, You Win" (Mayme Watts, Sid Wyche) – 2:45
  10. "The Comeback" (Charles Frazier, Memphis Slim) – 4:10
  11. "Roll 'Em Pete" (Pete Johnson, Joe Turner) – 3:00
  12. "Smack Dab in the Middle" (Eddie Calhoun) – 3:44
  13. "One O'Clock Jump" (Basie) – 9:26


The Count Basie Orchestra


  1. ^ Billboard Aug 12, 1957
  2. ^ a b c "Count Basie at Newport". Retrieved July 13, 2011.