Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

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Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
Live album by
ReleasedFebruary 10, 1996 (1996-02-10)
RecordedFebruary 10, 1996
VenueManchester Craftsmen's Guild, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
GenreJazz, big band
LabelBlue Jackel
ProducerMarty Ashby
Count Basie Orchestra chronology
Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
At Long Last

Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild is an album by the Count Basie Orchestra that won the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 1997.[1] The orchestra is led by Grover Mitchell and features four songs with New York Voices.[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."Down for the Count"Frank Foster5:50
2."Whirlybird"Neal Hefti3:40
3."Cotton Tail"Duke Ellington3:03
4."In a Mellow Tone"Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler7:18
5."Basie"Ernie Wilkins4:25
6."Please Send Me Someone to Love"Percy Mayfield4:09
7."Bug Out"Eric Dixon6:29
8."Love Makes the World Go Round"Jon Hendricks, Patrick Leonard, Madonna4:50
9."Farmer's Market"Art Farmer3:14
10."Basie Power"Ernie Wilkins3:00


Credits adapted from AllMusic.[2]

  • Grover Mitchell – conductor
  • Mike Williams – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Scotty Barnhart – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Clarence Banks – trombone
  • Alvin Walker II – trombone
  • Mel Wanzo – trombone
  • Emmanuel Boyd – flute, alto saxophone
  • Doug Miller – arranger, flute, tenor saxophone
  • John Williams – bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Will Matthews – guitar
  • George Caldwell – piano
  • Brian Grice – drums

New York Voices

  • Peter Eldridge – backing vocals
  • Darmon Meader – arranger, backing vocals
  • Kim Nazarian – backing vocals
  • Lauren Kinhan – backing vocals


  • Marty Ashby – producer
  • Dino DiStefano – engineer
  • Jay Dudt – engineer, mixing
  • Jay Ashby – mixing


  1. ^ "Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild - Count Basie | Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild - Count Basie | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 March 2017.