Count Basie & His Orchestra Featuring Louis Bellson – Basie In Sweden. Label: Roulette – CDP 7959742. Format: CD, Album, Reissue. Recorded Live in Stockholm 9-12 August 1962. Tracks 5 to 8 previously unreleased.
Basie in Sweden (subtitled Recorded Live in Concert featuring Louis Bellson on Drums) is a live album by pianist, composer and bandleader Count Basie featuring tracks recorded at an amusement park in Sweden in 1962 and originally released on the Roulette label. Live album by. Count Basie and His Orchestra. August 10, 11 & 12, 1962 Dans In at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Count Basie Orchestra is a 16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era, founded by Count Basie in 1935 and recording regularly from 1936. Despite a brief disbandment at the beginning of the 1950s, the band survived long past the Big Band era itself and the death of Basie in 1984. It continues as a 'ghost band'. Recorded at the Dans In at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden on August 10 (track 5), August 11 (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 & 7) & August 12 (tracks 3 & 8), 1962.
April in Paris represents the reassembly of the original Count Basie orchestra that define swing in the 1930s and 1940s. The title track has come to define elegance in orchestral jazz. Though only ten tracks in its original release, seven alternate takes have now been incorporated into Verve's re-release of the original session tapes. Other key tracks include "Corner Pocket" and "Magic," both of which are also featured in the alternate takes.
Count Basie, Louis Bellson, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Griffin, Milt Jackson, Niels-Henning rsted Pedersen – Collection Blues. Count Basie & His Orchestra – St. Louis Baby. Count Basie – St Louis Blues. Count Basie and His All-American Rhythm Section – St Louis Blues. Count Basie – St. Louis Blues. Count Basie & His All American Rhythm Section featuring Buck Clayton, Trumpet Don Byas, Tenor Saxophone – St. Dizzy Gillespie & Count Basie – St. James Infirmary.
Count Basie and His Orchestra Play Neal Hefti. Complete Basie-Hefti Studio Sessions 1951-1962. Including the Columbia, Clef, and Verve sides, plus the Roulette albums The Atomic Mr. Basie, Basie Plays Hefti, and the Verve album On My Way & Shoutin Again. Count Basie (piano) is featured with Eric Dixon/Frank Wess/Frank Foster/Marshal Royal/Charles Fowlkes (sax), Albert Aarons/Ricardo Fortunatus/George Cohn/Thaddeus Jones (trumpet), Benjamin Powell/Quentin Jackson/Henry Coker (trombones), Frederick Green (guitar), Charles Isaacs (bass) and Louis Bellson (drums).