Count Basie: One O'Clock Jump


One O'Clock Jump


Count Basie (piano)


Ken Burns Jazz: Count Basie (Verve 314 549 090-2)

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Count Basie (piano), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Ed Lewis (trumpet), Bobby Moore (trumpet), Earle Warren (alto sax), Herschel Evans (clarinet, tenor sax), Lester Young (tenor sax), Freddie Green (guitar), Walter Page (bass), Jo Jones (drums),

George Hunt, Dan Minor (trombone); Jack Washington (baritone sax)


Arranged by Eddie Durham & Buster Smith. Composed by Count Basie


Recorded: New York, July 7, 1937


Rating: 100/100 (learn more)

With his customary sparse piano, wily Bill B. sets the stage for this easygoing anthem of the Swing Era. Big-toned tenorman Herschel Evans takes the first solo, followed by slurry-toned trombonist George Hunt. Next, light-footed tenorman Lester Young weaves among muted trumpets with the grace of a pickpocket at a Fraternal Order of Police convention. After suave trumpeter Buck Clayton takes the final solo, wily Bill B. cues the sectional soli that served as a model for every big band west of Long Island and east of Catalina: riffing saxes, pinpointing trombones and punctuating trumpets. When one o'clock jumps like this, there's no bedtime for Basie.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

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