Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Live at El Morocco
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
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Dont bother -- go for classic Count.
Adam M. | San Francisco Bay Area, CA | 06/19/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This album is a good Jazz swing album, don't get me wrong -- but it's not Real Basie. Frank Foster does a good job of directing this orchestra, and they really swing in some parts -- but other parts are so lacking that calling it Basie is almost an embarassment. The piano player, for example, seems to not even be able to improvise a single line without screwing up. There were a few piano solos where I actually felt bad for the guy. I was embarassed for him because he sounded so bad. If you are looking for classic Basie, then get another Count Basie album. This is basically a decent jazz swing album with "Basie" tacked onto it."
Great CD - Full of Energy
Adam M. | 05/31/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the Count Basie Orchestra lead by Frank Foster, one of the legends that took over when the Count Died. This CD was recorded at a little club in Mass. Includes great hits: Shiny Stockings, Corner Pocket, Right On, Right On! Great toons, great bunch of musicians including: Manny Boyd, Melton Mustafa, Frank Foster, Danny Turner, and others. Great swing, good fun, lots of energy. A definite recommendation."