Swinging At Carnegie Hall

Swinging At Carnegie Hall

by Count Basie & His Orchestra



Think of this as sort of a truncated Spirituals to Swing set minus the gospel and blues performers. It's taken from those legendary John Hammond Carnegie Hall concerts of 1938 and 1939 and a stray 1938 studio date used in the original program. Either way, it's a treasure trove of red-hot performances from the Count Basie Band (and various members of his orchestra) and the Benny Goodman Sextet. The big-ticket jam here is Charlie Christian sitting in with Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones, Lester Young, and Buck Clayton on "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" and "Good Morning Blues."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2000
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707955324
catalogNumber: 79553

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Count Basie   Piano
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Freddie Green   Rhythm Guitar
Lionel Hampton   Vibes
Jo Jones   Snare Drums
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Morton   Trombone
Walter Page   Bass
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Herschel Evans   Tenor Saxophone
Nick Fatool   Snare Drums
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Dan Minor   Trombone
Hot Lips Page   Track Performer
Leonard Ware   Electric Guitar
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington   Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Kansas City Five   Track Performer
Kansas City Six   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
John Hammond   Producer
Steve Buckingham   Liner Notes
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Charles Edward Smith   Liner Notes
Sydney Robin   Composer

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