One O'Clock Jump 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… One O'Clock Jump 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… Count Basie Jazz
Music Review

One O'Clock Jump (1990)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Count Basie; Genre: Jazz

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).

Originally posted May 04, 1990 Published in issue #12 May 04, 1990 Order article reprints
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