Bassey Plays Basie

Have a listen ...
 Jive At Five
 Corner Pocket
 Splanky Goes Funky
 Li'l Darling
 Flight of the Foo Birds

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:   (UK)   or   (USA)

          or direct from me (please get in touch)

     All of the tracks can be previewed at CD Baby




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?



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