Basie (studio album) by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti

Basie by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti
Year: 1958
Overall rank: 1,886th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 145 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1958 (10th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (42nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,886th)
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 145 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.6/100, a mean average of 75.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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55/100
From 05/10/2022 22:54
This album is extremely relaxing and I always get the urge to stick on this album late in the evening when I want to just chill. It always makes me forget about everything else and I think that is due to the seamless nature of the music. All the songs suit each other very well which creates a cohesive experience. The instrumentals are solid with some outstanding performances on both the Trumpet and Trombone. There is nothing really exceptional about this album but it is a great listen. Overall, an album I come back to a lot and if your in the right mood this record is amazing even though it is weak at times.
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70/100
From 11/28/2021 02:17
I've always known this album as The Atomic Mr Basie, but the original title was indeed Basie. It could have been called Hefti, really, the arrangements are the star. The playing throughout is top-notch, ensemble and soloists alike. It's just so...unadventurous. It's a sort of clinic in big band arranging of a certain type.

Have to disagree with a couple of previous comments that this is Basie's best. That's almost a shocking thing to say. Basie's best was in the 30s, when he had Lester Young and Buck Clayton and all those guys, and I don't think this even comes close.
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70/100
From 01/31/2021 17:02
first Who. Couple of classics
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75/100
From 12/06/2020 16:17
Upbeat music for cleaning the kitchen on a Saturday morning.
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From 09/23/2020 21:09
'The Kid From Red Bank' is an album highlight here! There's a few spots of greatness, but it's balanced out by some fairly mundane tracks as well. Overall a fairly decent album.
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75/100
From 01/29/2020 00:11
Basie's best record is a classic for Big Band Jazz. Arranged by Neal Hefti and featuring some great tenor sax work by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. Easy to see how this recording rejuvenated Basie's career.

Best Tracks: Midnite, Fantail, Spanky, Duet, Teddy the Toad.
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From 09/12/2016 13:19
Great big band jazz. One of the best.
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85/100
From 09/08/2016 05:36
Energetic big band jazz. Enjoyable but I do find this genre a little bombastic and less interesting than others. Other's clearly love it though and kudos merrily un pc album art!
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From 04/04/2016 18:37
Basie at his best!
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Best Albums of 1958
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4. Milestones by Miles Davis
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