Irv Cottler Drums. Heard Drums. The rest is history, so the saying goes. Getting back to the Count's style of play wait a minute, I was never there to begin with , it's kind of interesting, as opposed to the traditional conducting of an orchestra where you stand in front of the masses and wave a baton to keep everybody in time, Count Basie did it with the keys on the piano.
He actually considered himself a "non-pianist". He would lead his orchestra by playing a brief melodic interpose that would lead his band where he wanted to go while still blending into the rhythm section. The Big Band sound of Count Basie and the other orchestra leaders dominated dance halls and the airwaves for almost two decades. As the Big Band sound waned in the 50's and early 60's, the Count found himself floundering for a musical direction.
He had some modest success during the 60's doing covers of pop songs and pairing with vocalists like Frank Sinatra. It wasn't until Norman Granz formed Pablo Records in , that the Count and dozens of other Jazz greats were able to do again what they did best And play they did. I didn't think I could do it either :- Enough Already, Get to the Point Let me start by telling you, the sound reproduction on this piece of vinyl will be really hard to top.
There are a few better but not too many. Basie Jam takes it's place in my top twenty pieces of vinyl when it comes to pure sound reproduction. Side bar - Now there's a difference in my mind anyway between the recording quality and sound reproduction.
The recording quality has more to do with proper selection and placement of microphones and musicians, where the sound reproduction has to do with the mixing of the master tapes and the amount of processing that is done before final mix.
Sound reproduction encompasses placement of the performers on the soundstage sound level of the instrument bringing it forward or back in the music, stage left, right, or somewhere in between. Then there is the amount of external processing like eq's, noise gates, filters, and the amount of "ambiance" or reverb electronically added.
Are you with me so far? Basie Jam is pure Swing. This record was produced by Norman Granz and Pablo Records. Norman had one of the greatest stables of Jazz and Blues performers to have ever picked up an instrument. Tony Bennett - Tony Full Album by projazz. Count Basie at Carnegie Hall by projazz. Related Videos. Tony Bennett - Tony Full Album. Count Basie at Carnegie Hall. Contact seller. Item Information Condition:. No additional import charges at delivery!
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