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Paul Quinichette & His Basie-ites: Like Basie

Read "Like Basie" reviewed by Nic Jones

Like Basie has already seen the light of day in the CD era as an OJC release, but given its qualities, its reappearance here is welcome anyway. Paul Quinichette's career was perhaps more dogged than aided by the lazy “Vice-Pres" tag that was placed upon him because of his stylistic allegiance to Lester Young. As ever the details of the matter were somewhat different. His work was in fact rhythmically far less oblique, whilst the timbre of his playing was ...

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Paul Quinichette (: The Vice Pres

Read "The Vice Pres" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Although much has been said and written to suggest that tenor man Paul Quinichette was merely a Lester Young clone, down to the “Vice Pres’ that became his moniker, the fact remains that Quinichette was really a vital player who just happened to work a few of Young’s more popular devices into his own vernacular. While his Prestige albums with Coltrane and his own Basie-styled dates for same form the core of his precious work on record, the material assembled ...

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Paul Quinichette: Basie Reunion

Read "Basie Reunion" reviewed by Derek Taylor

The Count Basie Band in all its multiplicity of incarnations was, and still is, a jazz institution. From its Kansas City beginnings to its various resurgences after the Count’s passing into the great jazz hereafter it’s held a stature rivaling that of the Ellington dynasty. Back in 58’ when this session was waxed Basie was still among the living and it was a common occurrence for his sidemen old and new to stage reunion’s honoring their bandleader. The second of ...


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