Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra

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Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra
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Live album by Diane Schuur
Released 1987
Recorded February 25, 1987
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 40:30
Label GRP
Producer Dave Grusin, Larry Rosen
Diane Schuur chronology
Timeless
(1986)
Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra
(1987)
Talkin' 'bout You'
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra is a 1987 live album by Diane Schuur, accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, arranged by Frank Foster.[2]

Three years after Count Basie's death, the Count Basie Orchestra is featured here as a ghost band, led by Frank Foster.[3] This was also the last performance of Freddie Green, who died a week later.[4]

At the Grammy Awards of 1988, for her performance on Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra, Schuur won her second consecutive Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Deedles' Blues" (Morgan Ames) – 3:30
  2. "Caught a Touch of Your Love" (James Best (A.K.A. James Bugno), Craig Bickhardt, Jack Keller) – 3:13
  3. "Trav'lin' Light" (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young) – 4:24
  4. "I Just Found Out About Love" (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) – 2:45
  5. "Travelin' Blues" (Dave Brubeck, Iola Brubeck) – 4:04
  6. "I Loves You Porgy" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) – 3:09
  7. "You Can Have It" (Ames, Frank Foster) – 3:25
  8. "Only You" (Ames, Bob Florence) – 4:44
  9. "Everyday" (Peter Chatman) – 3:09
  10. "We'll Be Together Again" (Carl T. Fischer, Frankie Laine) – 4:06
  11. "Until I Met You" (Freddie Green, Don Wolf) – 2:53
  12. "Climbing Higher Mountains" (Aretha Franklin) – 2:34

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

  • Diane Schuur - vocals, piano
  • Count Basie Orchestra:
  • Frank Foster - arranger, tenor saxophone
  • Lynn Seaton - double bass
  • Dennis Mackrel - drums
  • Freddie Green - guitar
  • Danny House - alto saxophone
  • Danny Turner
  • John Williams - baritone saxophone
  • Eric Dixon - tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Hing
  • Clarence Banks - trombone
  • Bill Hughes - bass trombone
  • Mel Wanzo - lead trombone
  • Dennis Wilson - trombone
  • Sonny Cohn - trumpet
  • Melton Mustafa - trumpet
  • Bob Ojeda - trumpet
  • Byron Stripling - lead trumpet

Production[edit]

  • Dave Grusin - executive producer
  • Larry Rosen
  • Robert DeLaGarza - assistant engineer
  • Bill-Dog Dooley
  • Mark McKenna
  • Mike Morongell
  • Claudio Ordenes
  • Andy Baltimore - design, creative director
  • David Gibb - design
  • Dave Kunze
  • Ivan Salgado
  • Dan Serrano
  • Bruce Botnick - digital editing, editing
  • Allen Sides - engineer
  • Takao Ogawa - liner notes
  • John S. Wilson
  • Aaron A. Woodward - management
  • Wally Traugott - mastering
  • Judy Clapp - mixing, mixing assistant
  • Don Murray - mixing
  • Glenn Wexler photography, cover photo
  • Mike Johnson - photography
  • Janet Van Ham
  • Jeffrey Weber

References[edit]