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Postby jazzjester » Tue July 19 2011 10:38 PM

36 years ago today July 19, 1975 Count Basie and his Orchestra – Good Time Blues Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, Sonny Cohn, Frank Szabo (tp,flhrn) George "Pete" Minger, Dave Stahl, Bob Mitchell (tp) Al Grey, Curtis Fuller, Mel Wanzo (tb) Bill Hughes (btb) Danny Turner (as) Bobby Plater (as,fl) Eric Dixon (ts,fl) Jimmy Forrest (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Greene (g) John Duke (b) Butch Miles (d) Fun Time – Count Basie Big Band Live At Montreux 1975 - Pablo

July 15 -16, 1963 Ella Fitzgerald acc by Count Basie and his Orchestra – I’m Beginning To See The Light Don Rader, Joe Newman, Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons, Fip Ricard (tp) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Grover Mitchell, Urbie Green (tb) Marshal Royal (as,cl) Frank Wess (ts,as,fl) Eric Dixon (ts,fl) Frank Foster (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Buddy Catlett (b) Sonny Payne (d) Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) Quincy Jones (arr) on all titles Ella And Basie - Verve

July 19-21, 1978 Al Grey - Salty Papa Al Grey (tb) Jimmy Forrest (ts) Shirley Scott (p) John Duke (b) Bobby Durham (d) Live "Rick's", Chicago, Al Grey/Jimmy Forrest Quintet Live at Rick's – Aviva

July 17 Joe Morello would have had a birthday. He passed away just recently back in March at 82. Morello is best known for his tenure with Dave Brubeck, who employed him for over 12 years during the height of the Brubeck Quartet’s fame. The smash hit "Take Five" was arranged as a solo feature for Morello. Joe Morello with Dave Brubeck all tracks.

Dave Brubeck & Jimmy Rushing – Blues In The Dark January 1960 Paul Desmond (as) Dave Brubeck (p) Gene Wright (b) Joe Morello (d) Jimmy Rushing (vcl) Vocal Encounters - Sony

July 1, 1959 Dave Brubeck - Take Five Paul Desmond (as) Dave Brubeck (p) Joe Morello (d) Gene Wright (b) The Essential Dave Brubeck - Columbia

Dave Brubeck / Carmen McRae – In Your Own Sweet Way August 1961 Carmen McRae (v) Paul Desmond (as) Dave Brubeck (p) Gene Wright (b) Joe Morello (d) Take Five - Columbia

Miles Davis Quartet – When Lights Are Low May 1953 Miles Davis (tp) John Lewis (p) Percy Heath (b) Max Roach (d) Blue Haze - Prestige

Sarah Vaughan – Lullaby Of Birdland December 18, 1954 Sarah Vaughan (vcl) acc by Clifford Brown (tp) Herbie Mann (fl) Paul Quinichette (ts) Jimmy Jones (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Roy Haynes (d) Ernie Wilkins (arr,dir) SV With Clifford Brown – Emarcy Composer arranger Ernie Wilkins was born this week in 1922 (July 20) Wilkins made his reputation as one of the arrangers for the Count Basie and Harry James bands of the early-50s, but also wrote some fine arrangements for smaller sized groups like the above

Dizzy Gillespie/Harry Edison/Roy Eldridge - Tour De Force November 1955 Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Buddy Rich (d) The Complete Verve Roy Eldridge Studio Sessions – Mosaic

July 21, 1942 Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five – Five Guys Named Moe (lj,ens vcl) Eddie Roane (tp,backing vcl) Louis Jordan (as, vcl) Arnold Thomas (p) Dallas Bartley (b) Walter Martin (d) Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five - Proper

July 18, 1966 Duke Ellington - Tap Dancer's Blues Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (d) The Pianist - OJC

Mose Allison - Seventh Son (ma vcl) August 1958 Mose Allison (tp,p,vcl) (tp-1) Addison Farmer (b) Ronnie Free (d) Creek Bank – OJC

Johnny Hodges & Ben Webster – Just Another Day November, 1960 Johnny Hodges (as) Ben Webster (ts) Lou Levy (p) Herb Ellis (g) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b) Gus Johnson (d) Complete Verve Johnny Hodges Small Group Sessions - Mosaic

July 23, 1956 Chet Baker Quartet – That Old Feeling Los Angeles, Chet Baker (tp,vcl) Russ Freeman (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Peter Littman (d) Jazz Profile – Blue Note

Pianist Nat Pierce would have celebrated a birthday on July 16th. Nat Pierce was a great freelance arranger, a swinging pianist, and an occasional leader of bands of his own but kept an incredibly low profile. Pierce was so adept at playing piano in the Basie style he subbed for the Count on a number of occasions at Basie’s request. Nat Pierce piano all tracks

Freddie Green And His All Stars - Easy Does It December 1955 Joe Newman (tp) Henry Coker (tb) Al Cohn (ts,cl,b-cl-1) Nat Pierce (p) Freddie Green (g) Milt Hinton (b) Jo Jones (d).Mr Rhythm – BMG

July 21, 1978 The Capp - Pierce Juggernaut - Basie's Deep Fry Al Aarons, Bill Berry, Bobby Shew, Frank Szabo (tp) Garnett Brown, Buster Cooper, Alan Kaplan, Britt Woodman (tb) Bob Cooper, Bill Green, Lanny Morgan, Herman Riley, Marshal Royal (saxes) Nat Pierce (p) Ray Pohlman (g) Chuck Berghofer (b) Frank Capp (d) Live At the Century Plaza Hotel – Concord

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – Blues Backstage’ August 1957 Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross (vcl) vcl trio acc by Nat Pierce (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d): Sing A Song Of Basie - Rhino

Woody Herman and His Orchestra – Greasy Sack Blues "Basin Street West", San Francisco, June 1965 Bill Chase, Don Rader, Dusko Gojkovic (tp,arr) Gerry Lamy, Bobby Shew (tp) Frank Tesinsky, Don Doane, Henry Southall (tb) Woody Herman (cl,as,ss,vcl) Sal Nistico, Gary Klein, Andy McGhee (ts) Tom Anastas (bar) Nat Pierce (p,arr) Tony Leonardi (b) Ronnie Zito (d) Woody's Winners – Col

July 22, 1952 Illinois Jacquet - Lean Baby Illinois Jacquet (ts) Count Basie (org) Hank Jones (p) Freddie Green (g) Ray Brown (b) Jimmy Crawford (d) Flying Home – The Best Of The Verve Years - Verve

Dinah Washington - Fat Daddy June 1953 Dinah Washington (vcl) Paul Quinichette (ts) Jackie Davis (org) Wynton Kelly (p) Keeter Betts (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) Candido Camero (bgo) The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury Vol 3 - Mercury

July 21, 1952 Bobby Smith – That’s For Sure Bobby Smith (as) unknown tb, p, b, d That's For Sure - Delmark

Louis Prima – (Fe, Fi, Foo) Nothing's Too Good For My Baby August 1958 Louis Prima (vcl,tp,ldr) acc by Lou Sineaux (tb) Robert J. Carter (p) Bob "Bobby" Roberts (g) Antony "Tony" Liuzza (b) Paul Ferrara (d) Sam Butera (vcl) Ultra Lounge – Wild Cool And Swingin - Capitol

Peggy Lee – Yeah, Yeah, Yeah ca. 1949 -1951Peggy Lee (vcl) with various acc. incl. orch. dir. by Sid Feller (cond) Jumpin Like Mad - Capitol
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