Digitally remastered edition of the complete classic 1958 album plus bonus tracks. Basie Plays Hefti was the follow up to the celebrated LP The Atomic Mr. Basie, which also presented arrangements and tunes by Neil Hefti. With the obvious exception of the tunes from the Atomic album, our bonus tracks present all other existing songs featuring Basie playing music composed and arranged by Hefti recorded between 1952 and 1958, and taken from various rarely heard and difficult to find studio sessions. Essential Jazz Albums. 2009.