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Count Basie – Giants Of The Big Band Era
• Count Basie is an icon of jazz and was along with his band was an innovator in jazz who became the influence of many future musicians
• Includes the songs One O’ Clock Jump, Blue and Sentimental, Basie Boogie and many others
• This collection of music from Count Basie and his band is a must for any serious jazz collector
Count Basie was among the most important bandleaders of the swing era. With the exception of a brief period in the early ’50s, he led a big band from 1935 until his death almost 50 years later, and the band continued to perform after he died. Basie’s orchestra was characterized by a light, swinging rhythm section that he led from the piano, lively ensemble work, and generous soloing.
Many musicians came to prominence under his direction, including the tenor saxophonists Lester Young and Herschel Evans, the guitarist Freddie Green, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry “Sweets” Edison and singers Jimmy Rushing and Joe Williams.
One O’ Clock Jump
Every Day I Have the Blues
Lester Leaps In
Red Bank Boogie
Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Blue and Sentimental
Goin’ to Chicago Blues