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Behind the BeatCount Basie
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By Loren Schoenberg, Conductor and Saxophonist

These lists have been compiled with the newcomer to jazz in mind. We have shied away from compilations wherever possible, for the simple reason that you may very well wind up buying the complete albums that were excerpted in the compilations. Here you have a small but representative sampling of some of the very best music Count Basie recorded in every period of his career, with as little duplication as possible.

Audio sampleJumpin' at the Woodside
Recorded August 22, 1938
(Courtesy Verve Music Group)

Audio sampleSent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today
Recorded February 16, 1938
(Courtesy Verve Music Group)

Audio sampleOne O'Clock Jump
Recorded 1937
(Courtesy Verve Music Group)

The Complete Decca Recordings (1937-1939)

April in Paris

Kansas City Suite: The Music of Benny Carter

Basie and Zoot
Original Jazz Classics

Count Basie at Newport

The Essential Count Basie, Vol. 2

The Jubilee Alternatives