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Live At Birdland

The Count Basie Orchestra

NOMINATED BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE

2022 GRAMMY AWARDS

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In the summer of 1961, Count Basie and his Orchestra played in the iconic New York jazz club, Birdland, which Basie considered his musical home. The live recording from two of those nights, Basie at Birdland! has been called simply the best live recording of a big band ever.

Almost 60 years later, the Count Basie Orchestra, now under the direction of Scotty Barnhart and still performing all over the world returns to Birdland to once again record a live record. Those four nights in January 2020 would prove to be fateful as this country and the entire world would fall prey to a global pandemic shortly thereafter and virtually all live music performances would cease for the next year and a half. None of these coming challenges were on anyone"s mind as the crowds poured into Birdland that week.  They knew that the Basie band remains a very special unit and that a four-night stint at Birdland promised special moments. The added element of a live recording made those nights that much more electric and the buzz in the room was palpable. 

Live at Birdland captures the current band at its peak, and with its potent mix of seasoned veterans and emerging voices, simultaneously honors the tradition and looks forward. The Count Basie Orchestra retains the typical high level of musicianship we"ve come to expect over the last 85 years.

In the summer of 1961, Count Basie and his Orchestra played in the iconic New York jazz club, Birdland, which Basie considered his musical home. The live recording from two of those nights, Basie at Birdland! has been called simply the best live recording of a big band ever.

Almost 60 years later, the Count Basie Orchestra, now under the direction of Scotty Barnhart and still performing all over the world returns to Birdland to once again record a live record. Those four nights in January 2020 would prove to be fateful as this country and the entire world would fall prey to a global pandemic shortly thereafter and virtually all live music performances would cease for the next year and a half. None of these coming challenges were on anyone"s mind as the crowds poured into Birdland that week.  They knew that the Basie band remains a very special unit and that a four-night stint at Birdland promised special moments. The added element of a live recording made those nights that much more electric and the buzz in the room was palpable. 

Live at Birdland captures the current band at its peak, and with its potent mix of seasoned veterans and emerging voices, simultaneously honors the tradition and looks forward. The Count Basie Orchestra retains the typical high level of musicianship we"ve come to expect over the last 85 years.

Video

Directed by Scotty Barnhart

Tracklisting

DISC ONE

  1. Introduction 
  2. The Kid From Red Bank
  3. Who, Me?
  4. Way Out Basie 
  5. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning 
  6. Doodle Oodle 
  7. Four Five Six 
  8. Basie Power
  9. Honeysuckle Rose
  10. Only The Young 
  11. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  12. Easin’ It 
  13. What’s New
  14. Kansas City Shout 
  15. How Do You Keep The Music Playing 
  16. Basie 
  17. One ‘O Clock Jump 


DISC TWO

  1. The Wind Machine 
  2. April In Paris 
  3. There Will Never Be Another You 
  4. I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face 
  5. I Needs To Be Bee’d With 
  6. Flute Juice 
  7. Moten Swing 
  8. Blues In Hoss’ Flat 
  9. Once In A While 
  10. Five ‘O Clock In The Morning 
  11. Shiny Stockings 
  12. What Kind of Fool Am I 

Tracklisting

DISC ONE

  1. Introduction 
  2. The Kid From Red Bank
  3. Who, Me?
  4. Way Out Basie 
  5. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning 
  6. Doodle Oodle 
  7. Four Five Six 
  8. Basie Power
  9. Honeysuckle Rose
  10. Only The Young 
  11. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  12. Easin’ It 
  13. What’s New
  14. Kansas City Shout 
  15. How Do You Keep The Music Playing 
  16. Basie 
  17. One ‘O Clock Jump 


DISC TWO

  1. The Wind Machine 
  2. April In Paris 
  3. There Will Never Be Another You 
  4. I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face 
  5. I Needs To Be Bee’d With 
  6. Flute Juice 
  7. Moten Swing 
  8. Blues In Hoss’ Flat 
  9. Once In A While 
  10. Five ‘O Clock In The Morning 
  11. Shiny Stockings 
  12. What Kind of Fool Am I 

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