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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sunday Music Blogging - 1/03

Pay attention to the quite intensity from 3:30 to 5:05.

It does not get any better.




Melissa B. said...

This goes back too many years to remember, but the weekend we got married in Dallas, the Count Basie Orchestra was playing a gig in our hotel...

Definitely Not a Snow Job

J said...


Basie bands always swing, and I like the sound for the most part, but the Count hisself doesn't do...a whole lot.

Duke El. on the other hand could play the ph*ck out of a piano, man (and to my ears, his arrangements a bit mo' creative...).

Check out my recent Getz y-t--. Stan's reg. piano dude (not Allen) was quite a player. Night of 1000 Eyes might be too mainstream to some, but the band does a great job, IMHE