Rhapsody in blue

sabato 27 marzo 2010

Count Basie Orchestra



Count Basie Orchestra Live in Basel, Switzerland 2004. "Corner Pocket" by Freddie Green. Soloists- Tony Suggs-pianoo, Scotty Barnhart-trumpet, Doug Lawrence-tenor sax, Butch Miles-drums. Rest of Band - Bill Hughes-leader/trombone, John "Jackie" Kelson-lead alto, Cleave Guyton-alto, Doug Miller-tenor, Johnny Williams-bari, Dave Kiem-lead trombone, Clarence Banks-trombone, Alvin Walker-trombone, Barry Cooper-bass trombone, Mike Williams-lead trumpet, Shawn Edmonds-trumpet, Endre Rice-trumpet, Will Mathews-guitar, James Leary-bass.

One of the most prominent
jazz performing groups of
the swing era,

The Count Basie Orchestra
survived the late-forties decline
in big band popularity and went on
to produce notable collaborations
with singers such as Frank Sinatra
and Ella Fitzgerald in the fifties
and sixties.

The group has continued to perform and
record as a 'ghost band' after the Count
passed away. They are currently under
the leadership of Bill Hughes.

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