The Savory Collection Vol. 2 | Count Basie & Lester Young

Jumpin’ at the Woodside: The Count Basie Orchestra featuring Lester Young

 

We’ve partnered with Apple Music to bring you The Savory Collection, an extraordinary archive of never-before-heard, live performances from the swing era artists you love: Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Waller and now, The Count Basie Orchestra featuring Lester Young. Called jazz’s greatest buried treasure, these long-lost radio broadcasts offer inspired and extended performances recorded in superior sound by engineer Bill Savory.

Volume 2: Jumpin’ at the Woodside includes 22 rare tracks from the late 30’s that heavily define Count Basie’s Swing Era legacy. They highlight the genius of the Pres, tenor saxophonist Lester Young, and include many notable gems by soloists and sideman alike. These extended nightclub and ballroom performances are longer, free-flowing and creatively daring as the artists were freed from the constraints of a conventional studio recording.

What separates these from the previously issued Basie air checks of the same vintage, is the definition and depth that Savory’s discs afford. The rhythm section with the strokes and chords of the guitar are clearly audible, as are the always swinging rumblings of the bass drum. The horns also benefit from a sense of the air in the room that surrounded them. While not high fidelity, they are markedly superior to anything previously heard.

This extraordinary find is a collector’s dream. It is an educational gem, an authentic record of our rich musical heritage and adds new layers to the story of jazz as we know it.

Savory Collection Vol. 2 Tracks & Personnel

  1. ONE O’CLOCK JUMP (May 29, 1938)
  2. I AIN’T GOT NOBODY (August 18, 1938)
  3. EVERY TUB 1 (August 18, 1938)
  4. HONEYSUCKLE ROSE (August 28, 1938)
  5. ROSELAND SHUFFLE 1 (August 31, 1938)
  6. TEXAS SHUFFLE 1  (August 31, 1938)
  7. ROSETTA (October 11, 1938)
  8. BLUE AND SENTIMENTAL (October 11, 1938)  
  9. LIMEHOUSE BLUES 1  (October 19, 1938)
  10. TEXAS SHUFFLE 2 (October 19, 1938)  
  11. GOOD MORNING BLUES (November 2, 1938)
  12. LIMEHOUSE BLUES 2 (November 2, 1938)   
  13. SENT FOR YOU YESTERDAY (April 2, 1939)  
  14. SWINGIN’ THE BLUES (April 2, 1939)  
  15. EVERY TUB 2  (May 19, 1939)
  16. JUMPIN’ AT THE WOODSIDE  (May 19, 1939)
  17. POUND CAKE  (May 19, 1939)
  18. ROSELAND SHUFFLE 2  (May 19, 1939)
  19. THE APPLE JUMP 1  (December 9, 1939)
  20. THE APPLE JUMP 2  (February 28, 1940)
  21. I NEVER KNEW 2  (February 28, 1940)   
  22. BUGLE CALL RAG  (February 28, 1940)

PERSONNEL 1: Track 1 only

Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton, tpt

Bennie Morton, Eddie Durham, Dan Minor, tbn

Earle Warren, as, Jack Washington, as, bar, Herschel Evans, Lester Young, cl, ts

Count Basie, p, Freddie Green, g, Walter Page, b, Jo Jones, d

PERSONNEL 2: Tracks 2-12

Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton, tpt

Bennie Morton, Dicky Wells, Dan Minor, tbn

Earle Warren, as, Jack Washington, as, bar, Herschel Evans, Lester Young, cl, ts

Count Basie, p, Freddie Green, g, Walter Page, b, Jo Jones, d

Helen Humes, Jimmy Rushing, voc

PERSONNEL 3: Tracks 13-19

Ed Lewis, Shad Collins, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton, tpt

Bennie Morton, Dicky Wells, Dan Minor, tbn

Earle Warren, as, Jack Washington, as, bar, Buddy Tate, Lester Young, cl, ts

Count Basie, p, Freddie Green, g, Walter Page, b, Jo Jones, d, Jimmy Rushing, voc

PERSONNEL4: Tracks 20-22

Al Killian, Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton, tpt

Vic Dickenson, Dicky Wells, Dan Minor, tbn

Earle Warren, as, Jack Washington, as, bar, Buddy Tate, Lester Young, cl, ts

Count Basie, p, Freddie Green, g, Walter Page, b, Jo Jones, d

 

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