Gary Giddins
May 04, 1990 AT 04:00 AM EDT

One O'Clock Jump

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Count Basie
Producers
Decca
genre
Jazz

We gave it a B

This was Basie’s first orchestra, before Freddie Green and Harry Edison joined, when the blues seemed an infinite text and pieces opened with a full chorus of Basie’s spare but jubilant Fats Waller-inspired piano. The music on this reissue is A+, no question, but because of the short playing time and atrocious remastering, you might do better to search out The Best of Count Basie (MCA).

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