In early 1961, the 16-member Count Basie band lost a few key soloists (Billy Mitchell, Joe Newman, and Al Grey), but that did not slow them down. By June of that year they quite adequately reloaded.
Basie at Birdland is a 1961 live album by the Count Basie Orchestra that was recorded at Birdland in New York City. Little Pony" (Neal Hefti) – 2:22. Basie" (Ernie Wilkins) – 3:23.
William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. In 1935, Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, and in 1936 took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others.
Album · 1961 · 17 Songs. Basie At Birdland Count Basie. Count Basie's Finest Hour. Ella and Basie! 1963. The Complete Atomic Basie. The Complete Decca Recordings.
Basie At Birdland, 2004. Blee Bop Blues (2007 Remastered Version), 02:17. I Needs To Be Bee'd With, 04:23. Segue In C (Alternate Take), 08:11.
Count Basie/Sarah Vaughan is a 1961 album by American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, with arrangements by Frank Foster, Thad Jones and Ernie Wilkins. According to James Gavin's liner notes to the 1996 CD release, Basie himself does not perform on any of the tracks. The original LP was part of Roulette Records' Birdland Series, "which takes its name from the world-renowned jazz nightclub," according to the back cover notes. Count Basie Orchestra.
Written-By – Count Basie. B3. One O'Clock Jump. Written-By – Count Basie. Companies, etc. Recorded At – Birdland. Recorded live on June 27 & 28, 1961 at Birdland, New York City Roulette label on front cover is placed in top right corner. Matrix, Runout (runout ): 8D-RLP-234A1 AudioMatrix 9-1-61.