Thursday, January 08, 2009
More Basie Worship
I may just go on forever, posting all the songs I looooove.
The Count Basie Orchestra, In A Mellotone:
I'm sure Trombonology would agree that's some hot trombone-ing. For another great version of this tune, see this CD:
Stuff Smith - Dizzy Gillespie - Oscar Peterson (the whole CD is a keeper)
Now that I've mentioned Stuff, I need Stuff stuff:
The tune is Bugle Call Blues. He has a completely different style than Venuti (mentioned below), but I admire them both immensely.
Back to Basie - With Oscar Peterson, Slow Blues:
Piano heaven! One commenter at YouTube says, simply, "Elegant." And how.
One more Basie-Peterson, doing one of the Basie Band's signature numbers, Jumpin' At The Woodside.
Finally, from the 1955 movie Rhythm and Blues Review, the Basie Band and One O'clock Jump:
Basie Worship Part 1 here.