Count Basie: Basie At Birdland (2x LP 180g)

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"Basie At Birdland" is a 1961 live album featuring Count Basie and his famed orchestra playing at Birdland in New York City. Recorded on June 27-28th of 1961, and released just one month later in July of that year, "Basie At Birdland" proved once again that Count Basie was one of the world's best players, band leaders, and flag bearers of Jazz. Birdland, the self-proclaimed, 'Jazz Corner of the World' provides a raucous, lively backdrop to the band's soulful Kansas City style Jazz, on tunes like, "Blue Backstage", and "Good Time Blues" alongside their harder hitting, big band bop. "Basie At Birdland" features the Count at the height of his prowess, and he and his band's fervent, swinging performance cannot be missed - it's perfect for novices and aficionados alike. This is a jaw-dropping recording of Basie's band in 1961. The band is so tight and swings so hard it sounds at times as if one is listening to a Wurlitzer organ. There simply was no band that swung as hard as Basie's - at least not as recorded on this live date. Amazing, simply the best live recording of a big band ever!

"Basie At Birdland" ist ein Live-Album von 1961, auf dem Count Basie und sein berühmtes Orchester im Birdland in New York City spielen. Am 27. und 28. Juni 1961 aufgenommen und nur einen Monat später im Juli desselben Jahres veröffentlicht, bewies "Basie At Birdland" einmal mehr, dass Count Basie einer der weltbesten Jazzmusiker, Bandleader und Bannerträger des Jazz war. Das Birdland, die selbsternannte 'Jazz Corner of the World', sorgt für eine turbulente, lebendige Kulisse für den gefühlvollen Jazz im Kansas-City-Stil der Band, mit Melodien wie "Blue Backstage" und "Good Time Blues" neben ihrem härteren Big Band-Bop. In "Basie At Birdland" ist der Count auf dem Höhepunkt seines Könnens, und die inbrünstige, swingende Performance von ihm und seiner Band kann man sich nicht entgehen lassen - sie ist perfekt für Anfänger und Liebhaber gleichermaßen. Erstaunlich, einfach die beste Live-Aufnahme einer Big Band aller Zeiten!

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