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18 November 2014

Basin Street Blues

Album: Album: Genius Hits the Road, ABC/Paramount 335, July 1960.

Recorded at the Capitol Studios in New York on March 25, 1960.

With John Hunt, Marcus Belgrave, Martin Banks - trumpet; David Newman - tenor saxophone, Hank Crawford - alto saxophone, Leroy Cooper - baritone saxophone; Milt Turner - drums; Edgar Willis - bass.

According to the liner the notes, the tune was arranged by Ralph Burns. In reality, the tune was probably charted by Bob Brookmeyer.

(Track #3):

Between 1961 and 1964 the song was longlisted in concert souvenir brochures as being part of the band's live repertoire. Live recordings have never surfaced, though.

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