My previous posts have mostly focused on Basie himself, but since the Count Basie Orchestra was one of his main projects, I figured it’d be nice to focus primarily on them for a bit.
The Count Basie Orchestra is a 16 to 18 piece big band. They were 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’.
High Voltage (Basie Basie Vol. 2)
Count Basie Orchestra
Have You Met Miss Jones
The Lady is a Tramp
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
Day In Day Out
Get Me to the Church on Time
When Sonny Gets Blue
On the Sunny Side of the Street
If I Were a Bell
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was