Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Williams - One O'Clock Jump (Expanded Edition) (1957/1999)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 329 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 118 MB | 00:49:19
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Decca (UMO)
This recording could be considered a near-sibling to April in Paris, since several of its tracks date from sessions recorded the same month. Others overlap with material cut for The Greatest!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards, and aren't as compelling, either as Joe Williams vehicles or Basie showcases. As either of those, though, it does have its moments, most notably the original finale, arranger Ernie Wilkins' "From Coast to Coast," an eight-and-a-half-minute blow-out, the Ella Fitzgerald-Joe Williams duet on "Too Close for Comfort," and the title track, rearranged by Wilkins but close to the classic rendering, which features lively solos by Frank Wess, Benny Powell, Frank Foster, and (especially) Joe Newman and Henry Coker.