Bassey Plays Basie
Have a listen ...
Jive At Five
Splanky Goes Funky
Flight of the Foo Birds
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Mark Bassey leads this highly entertaining jazz quintet which takes a fresh and occasionally mischievous look at some of the Basie classics. Revisit favourites such as Corner Pocket, Jive At Five and Splanky, beautifully arranged by Bassey to feature his flamboyant trombone alongside the sultry tenor of Simon Savage and the wonderful swinging rhythm section of Terry Seabrook, Dave Whitford and Ron Parry.
Mark Bassey, one of the finest trombone soloists on the UK scene, is just as gifted as an arranger and bandleader. His talent is equalled by his irrepressible showmanship. His excellent quintet play the timeless Basie repertoire, cleverly arranged to mimic the original big band charts and often rewritten with a quirky spin.
John Styles, Brighton Jazz Club
The quartet album Mark Bassey's Telling Stories
can be purchased from various online stores:
or cdbaby.com (USA)
or direct from me (please send cheque for £10 - see contact me for address).
All of the tracks can be previewed at CD Baby (with no obligation to buy ... )
Alternatively, there are a some short clips below (click title to play music):
In The Beginning the opening track - a raucous swinger!
Visions "terrifically cool, Miles-ish ..." Robert Shore, Jazzwise
Crazy Town a sort of a poem
Enormous Pink Jellyfish funky - part of my Underwater Adventure
People Watching People a lovely gentle song - me singing ...
The Wrong Hat a social commentary, or a fashion statement?