Offered for sale is a limited edition Japanese mono pressing of Basie by Count Basie and his orchestra, including the original obi.
This LP was later reissued as The Atomic Mr. Basie.
About this copy: This copy of Basie is a 1991 pressing on the Roulette label of an album that was originally released in 1958.
The cover is M-. The obi is M-. The insert is M-.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A beautiful copy of a classic LP that looks like new!
Background: Released in 1958, Basie, also known as The Atomic Mr. Basie, was an album by Count Basie and his orchestra.
The release of this album in late 1957 marked the beginning of a glorious new phase in Count Basie’s career. Signed to Roulette Records, the newly formed label owned by Morris Levy, the New York recording entrepreneur, jukebox mogul, club owner, and quasi-underworld figure, it took Basie’s core audience and a lot of other people by surprise, as a bold, forward-looking statement within the context of a big-band recording — if not as daring as what Duke Ellington had done at Newport in 1956, still a reminder that there was room for fresh, even dazzling improvisation (especially courtesy of Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis’s contribution) within the framework of a big-band jazz unit.
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