In addition Big Miller, who was a featured vocalist with the Fletcher Henderson band, was brought in on vocals to sing on “Travlin Light” and “A Blues.”
The British audiophile LP label, PurePleasure, has re-released Kansas City Revisited. Long out of print, the label used R
“When you don’t have control (of your instrument), you can’t incorporate the ideas that you hear and feel into your style. That’s what’s wrong with so many of the players coming up today.
“Sure….I was advanced for my time in those early days, for just that reason – I had studied hard since I was five, and studied classics all my life, and it gives me an advantage over the other fellows I was playing with”.
Excerpt from the sleeve notes on this release.
Personnel: Bass – George Duvivier Drums – Osie Johnson Piano, Vibraphone – Eddie Costa
Tenor Saxophone – Coleman Hawkins Trumpet – Thad Jones
1. Bean In Orbit
2. After Midnight
Cat No: PPAN CLP5181
Format: 180 gram LP x 1 standard sleeve
Released: July 2012
Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
on McMaster to handle the remastering, and chose Capitol Studios’ facilities to rework this swinging 1958 issue. For a 50+ year old recording, McMaster has done a fine job polishing up the acoustics. Jim Hall’s guitar solo sounds mighty nice on the opening Basie standard, “Jumping at the Woodside,” with sympathetic backing by the rhythm section of Addison Farmer on bass, and Nat Pierce on piano, though Pierce’s piano is a bit distant in the sound mix.
Cool jazz meets swing on this memorable but long out-of-print LP.
Personnel: Valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, tenors Al Cohn and Paul Quinichette, pianist Nat Pierce, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Addison Farmer and drummer Osie Johnson perform four songs associated with the late-’30s Count Basie Orchestra plus a couple of numbers (“A Blues” and “Travlin’ Light”) that are sung by Big Miller
1. Jumping At The Woodside
2. A Blues
3. Blue And Sentimental
1. Doggin’ Around
2. Moten Swing
Label: United Artists
Cat No: PPAN UAL4008
Format: 180 gram LP x 1
Released: September 2011
Re-mastering by: Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios
Recorded at Olmsted Studios,New York City on October 23, 1958
Recording engineer: Dick Olmsted
Produced by Jack Lewis