Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess

Big Band Basie

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Usually recordings by college stage bands are to be avoided by all but close relatives since the illusion of professionalism heard in the well-rehearsed ensembles is constantly punctured by amateurish solos. However this CD features flugelhornist Clark Terry and Frank Wess (doubling on flute and tenor) on half of the selections and the orchestra (under the direction of Bob Lark) is fairly strong. The big band interprets a dozen songs from the Count Basie repertoire (plus "Winter Wonderland") with solid swing and good musicianship. Still, it is the numbers with Terry and Wess that are of greatest interest and the real reason to acquire this set.

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Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess Amazon
2 Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess Amazon
3 Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess
4 Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess Amazon
5 Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess Amazon
6 Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess
7 Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess
8 Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess
9 Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess
10 Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess
11 Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess
12 Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess
13 Count Basie / The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Clark Terry / Frank Wess
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