For the First Time (Count Basie album)

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For the First Time
Studio album by Count Basie
Released 1974
Recorded 1974
Genre Jazz
Length 49:51
Label Pablo
Producer Norman Granz
Count Basie chronology
The Bosses
(1973)
For the First Time
(1974)
Satch and Josh
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

For the First Time is a 1974 studio album by Count Basie, with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Louie Bellson. Basie, Brown and Bellson followed For the First Time with For the Second Time (1975). [3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Baby Lawrence" (Count Basie) – 3:10
  2. "Pres" (Basie) – 3:28
  3. "I'll Always Be in Love With You" (Bud Green, Fred Ruby, Sam H. Stept) – 5:54
  4. "Blues in the Church" (Basie) – 5:00
  5. "Oh, Lady Be Good [Concept 1]" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 5:32
  6. "Oh, Lady Be Good [Concept 2]" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 3:57
  7. "Blues in the Alley" (Basie) – 6:44
  8. "As Long as I Live" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 3:33
  9. "Song of the Islands" (Charles E. King) – 4:51
  10. "Royal Gardens Blues" (Clarence Williams, Spencer Williams) – 4:28
  11. "(Un) Easy Does It" (Sy Oliver, Trummy Young) – 4:08
  12. "O.P." (Basie) – 4:48

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 20. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ For the First Time at AllMusic