The Count Basie Orchestra & Scotty Barnhart – All About That Basie (2018)

The Count Basie Orchestra & Scotty Barnhart - All About That Basie (2018)
Artist: The Count Basie Orchestra & Scotty Barnhart
Album: All About That Basie
Genre: Swing, Big Band
Origin: USA
Released: 2018
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Tracklist:
Everyday I Have The Blues 04:41
Can’t Hide Love 04:26
My Cherie Amour 03:38
Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me 03:24
Tequila 04:25
Hallelujah 04:53
April In Paris 03:53
Honeysuckle Rose 03:08
Hello 04:35
Sent For You Yesterday 04:56
From One To Another 06:08

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Going strong after 80 years, the Count Basie Orchestra, under the leadership of trumpeter Scotty Barnhart, mixes the past and present on this swinging session.

The band revisits a number of the classic hits, but with some fun and forward thinking guests. The earthy “Everyday I Have The Blues” has the vocal group Take 6 handling the vocals with zest, while the KC special blues “Sent For You Yesterday” includes the big baritone of Jamie Davis, with Kurt Elling going eloquent on “Don’t Worry About Me.” The Count comes back to revisit his “One more time!” on this take of “April In Paris,” as Joey DeFrancesco handles the B3 with oomph, while Jon Faddis has fun with a sizzling “Tequila” and Stevie Wonder revisits his own romantic “My Cherie Amor” with some nice harmonica work. Fresh, and still swinging at a steady four to the bar!
by George W. Harris