GOJR 100

Count BasieThe 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.

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  • Artist(s): Count Basie
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