Saturday, June 25, 2016
Count Basie and His Orchestra Broadway Basie's...Way ABC/Command 1966
This is MOR Count Basie. He trudges through 12 show tune standards, thus the title, "Broadway Basie's...Way."
It's unimaginative, but that's not to say it's un-listenable. It'd be pleasant as background music if you don't have to pay attention to it. Of note, it was put out by ABC's Command label which was an early audiophile label founded by Enoch Light, who later to left to do Project 3 recordings. The label employed high tech recording techniques and material for the time which was aimed at getting the best recorded sound possible. So, in that regard, it's some high-quality background music that will sound crisp and clear pumping through a hi-fi system.