Have a Nice Day (Count Basie album)

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Have a Nice Day
Studio album by Count Basie
Released 1971
Recorded July–August 1971
Genre Jazz/Swing
Label Daybreak
Producer Tom Mack
Count Basie chronology
Have a Nice Day
Basie Jam
(1973)Basie Jam1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Have a Nice Day is a 1971 studio album by Count Basie and his orchestra, with all music composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico.[1]

This was Basie's debut recording for Daybreak.

Sammy Nestico, a graduate of Duquesne University who worked for the US Air Force Band, primarily the Airmen of Note, in Washington, DC for 12 years after World War II, had at this time been writing for Basie for four years.

Reissued on CD in West Germany by EmArcy Records (Catalog #824 867-2) and Marketed by Phonogram. (CD itself says "Made in W. Germany by Polygram")

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Have a Nice Day" – 3:14
  2. "The Plunger" – 3:42
  3. "Jamie" – 3:22
  4. "It's About Time" – 3:03
  5. "This Way" – 2:28
  6. "Scott's Place" – 3:53
  7. "Doin' Basie's Thing" – 2:48
  8. "The Spirit Is Willing" – 3:00
  9. "Small Talk" – 3:28
  10. "You 'N Me" – 2:55
  11. "Feelin' Free"" – 2:40

All music composed by Sammy Nestico.


The Count Basie Orchestra