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MG-25015: Count Basie and his Kansas City Seven

[Front Cover] Label Type : black/gold Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 25015A
SIDE-B MG 25015B



Comments

Sticker on the back side of the cover.

True 1st issue in the late-1940s thru early-1950s: the label has “Reeves-Fairchild Margin Control”, and the jacket is paper sleeve type.

Inside The Groove

A nice coupling of Count Basie's Kansas City session, as well as Lester Young's 1943 quartet session, both from original Keynote recordings.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Side-A: Kansas City 7's nice 1944 session (from original Keynote recording), featuring Lester Young.

Side-B: a legendary 1943 recordings by Lester Young (also from original Keynote recording). Relaxed, heart-warming, great tenor play are there. Maybe no more words are needed to describe these great tunes.

A great pre-modern mainstream jazz compilation.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 HL23-1 Lester Leaps Again -
A-2 HL21-2 After Theatre Jump -
A-3 HL24-1 Destination K.C. -
SIDE-B
B-1 HL2-2 I Never Knew -
B-2 HL1-2 Just You, Just Me -
B-3 HL3-2 Afternoon Of A Basie-ite -
B-4 HL4-2 Sometimes I'm Happy -

Personnel

Side-A: Count Basie and his Kansas City Seven:
Buck Clayton (tp except A-2), Dicky Wells (tb except A-2), Lester Young (ts),
Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (g), Rodney Richardson (b), Jo Jones (ds).
Recorded in New York City, March 22, 1944.

Side-B: Lester Young Quartet:
Lester Young (ts), Johnny Guarnieri (p), Slam Stewart (b), Sid Catlett (ds).
Recorded in New York City, December 28, 1943.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Count Basie (p, org, leader) :
  • Mercury MG C-120 10-inch : Count Basie And His Orchestra
  • Mercury MG-25015 10-inch : Count Basie and his Kansas City Seven
  • EmArcy MG-26023 10-inch : Jazz Royality / Count Basie, Earl Hines
  • EmArcy MG-26022 10-inch: The Vice “Pres” / Paul Quinichette
  • EmArcy MG-26035 10-inch: Sequel / Paul Quinichette
  • EmArcy MGE-26010 / SRE-66010 : Pres At His Very Best - Swinging Sounds Of The 40's
Lester Young (ts) :
  • Mercury MG C-104 10-inch : Lester Young Trio
  • Mercury MG C-108 10-inch : Lester Young Collates
  • Mercury MG C-124 10-inch : Lester Young Collates, No.2
  • Mercury MG-25015 10-inch : Count Basie and his Kansas City Seven
  • EmArcy MG-26021 10-inch : Pres Meets Vice Pres
  • EmArcy MGE-26010 / SRE-66010 : Pres At His Very Best - Sinwing Sounds Of The 40's
  • Mercury MG-35007 / MG VOL.6 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 6
  • Mercury MG VOL.12 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 12
  • Mercury MG VOL.13 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 13
  • Mercury MG VOL.14 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 14
  • Mercury MG C-508 / MG C-608 : Jazz At The Philharmonic - How High The Moon
  • EmArcy MG-36050 : Volume 3 - The Jazz Giants / Reeds, Part 1 / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-36051 : Volume 3 - The Jazz Giants / Reeds, Part 2 / Various Artists





Jackets

Front Back
[MG-25015 FRONT] [MG-25015 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-25015 A] [MG-25015 B]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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