CD 031
Count Basie Remembered Volume 1
The New York Allstars

Randy Sandke - trumpet
Dan Barrett - trombone
Brian Ogilvie - clarinet, saxes
Billy Mitchell tenor sax
Mark Shane piano, vocals
James Chirillo - guitar
Bob Haggart - bass
Joe Ascione - drums
01 Swingin' Back  
02 Down For Double  
03 Softly With Feeling  
04 Shoe Shine Boy  
05 Shiny Stockings  
06 I Want A Little Girl  
07 Lester Leaps In  
08 How Long Blues  
09 9.20 Special  
10 One O`Clock Jump  
Recorded live on November 2, 1996 at the Amerika Haus, Hamburg.

Count Basie's small group dates of the 1940s are saluted on this delightful set from a strong octet comprised of leader/trumpeter Randy Sandke, trombonist Dan Barrett, Brian Oglivie (on clarinet, alto and tenor), Basie alumnus Billy Mitchell on tenor, pianist Mark Shane, guitarist James Chirillo, bassist Bob Haggart and drummer Joe Ascione. It is particularly rewarding to hear the veteran Mitchell in this setting. The arrangements (by Sandke and Harry Tibbs) fit the music well, and the live concert is enthusiastically received. Among the ten tunes swung are "Down for Double," "Shoe Shine Boy," "Lester Leaps In" and, of course, "One O'Clock Jump.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Price 14.99 EURO


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