Count Basie's Finest Hour
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The Verve compilation Count Basie's Finest Hour features a nice mix of sides recorded by the pianist/bandleader and his big band over the years. While it is by no means a definitive overview, it is a nice single-disc introduction to some of the jazz icon's best work. Included are such legendary tracks as "Corner Pocket," "One O'Clock Jump," and "Li'l Darlin'."
Greatest Jazz Orchestra Ever
Count Basie and his orchestra had the ability to be super laid back but have an amazing sound. It never sounds like they are trying to play.
Born: August 21, 1904 in Red Bank, NJ
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s
Top Albums and Songs by Count Basie
||April In Paris (Instrumental)||April In Paris||3:47||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Tea For Two||Pure Ella||3:17||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Girl from Ipanema||Our Shining Hour||4:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dream a Little Dream of Me||Ella and Basie!||4:06||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Every Day I Have the Blues||Count Basie Swings - Joe Williams Sings||5:26||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Ain't Misbehavin'||Ella and Basie!||3:12||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Satin Doll||Ella and Basie!||3:15||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Shiny Stockings||April In Paris||5:14||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||All of Me||Count Basie's Finest Hour||2:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Two Franks||Verve Jazz Masters 2: Count Basie||3:12||$1.29||View In iTunes|