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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Count Basie Dance Sessions

At a recent rehearsal someone pulled out Johnny Mandel's Straight Life. Afterwards I went back to the original recording on The Count Basie Dance Sessions - Clef circa 1953.
The general concession may be that The Atomic Mr Basie was the Count's greatest hour - the second time around - but I've always felt that these recordings (now all on one CD - Sixteen Men Swinging - or Spotify!) more than matched the Atomic. Check them out on Spotty.
Lance.

1 comment :

Dan Johnson said...

http://open.spotify.com/user/danj0hns0n/playlist/4EtRG8TiDuFkqn0auFP4M3 Count Basie – Basie In Europe, Blues Alley

Basie at his live best, check out Cherokee!

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