Count Basie and His Orchestra – Basie In Sweden (Roulette SR-52099)

1 Lp, Essential ••• out of 5

Basie In Sweden was recorded August 10, 11, and 12, 1962 at an amusement park in Sweden. This recording would be Count Basie’s last live recording for Roulette.

Basie and men were in top form as they played a mixture of swing,  blues and sweet dance music.  Notable musician on this live recording include: Benny Bailey and Thad Jones on trumpet, Frank Wess on alto saxophone, Frank Foster on tenor saxophone, Freddie Green on guitar, Ike Isaac on bass, Louis Bellson on drums and Irene Reid on vocals “Backwater Blues”.

Highlights include Backstage Blues by Irene Reid, Plymouth Rock and Who Me?.

Track Listing

  1. Little Pony
  2. Plymouth Rock
  3. Backwater Blues
  4. Who Me?
  5. April In Paris
  6. Backstage Blues
  7. Good Time Blues
  8. Peace Pipe

 

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