Count Basie: April In Paris

April In Paris

Count Basie

  • US $24.99  

  • Release Date 25 March 2016
  • In Stock
Product code
5345893
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Verve

Hailed as an instant classic, this is big-band heaven and one of the greatest opening tracks on any album. The album oozes swing and helped reconnect jazz lovers with one of the finest bands of the swing era. Yet there is nothing retrospective in this album; it is alive with vitality, elegance, sophistication and modernity. Tip of the hat to Freddie Green, the man who established the rhythm guitar as an important instrument in jazz and most other genres of music. He rarely took a solo, but added so much to so many recordings during his fifty years with Basie’s band. His sense of harmony and his ability to blend with his drummer created something unique and special.

Includes a voucher to download MP3 version of the album

Tracks
1 April In Paris  
2 Corner Pocket  
3 Didn't You  
4 Sweety Cakes  
5 Magic  
6 Shiny Stockings - Album Version  
7 What Am I Here For?  
8 Midgets  
9 Mambo Inn  
10 Dinner With Friends