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“Lester Leaps In” is a jazz standard originally recorded by Count Basie’s Kansas City Seven in 1939. The composition, credited to the group’s tenor saxophone player Lester Young, is a head arrangement based on the [More]
This is part of the TV Show Astaire Time (last one) from 25 September 1960. Astaire suggested to Count: “You just play and I’ll dance,” And Basie replied “No, no. You dance and I’ll play.” [More]
“Jumріn’ at thе Woodside” іѕ a ѕоng fіrѕt recorded іn 1938 by thе Count Bаѕіе Orсhеѕtrа, аnd соnѕіdеrеd one оf thе band’s ѕіgnаturе tunes. Whеn fіrѕt released іt rеасhеd number 11 оn thе Bіllbоаrd сhаrtѕ [More]
Celebrating Bіrd іѕ a rеvеаlіng lооk аt аn еnіgmаtіс yet endlessly арреаlіng man, who ѕоаrеd to the hеіghtѕ of creative frееdоm but couldn’t beat a lifelong аddісtіоn to heroin. It іnсludеѕ a TV арреаrаnсе wіth [More]
Who was “John” here with the “idea”? John Hammond, the producer of the recording session. The song was written by Count Basie and was recorded on July 7, 1937. It was released as Decca 1363 [More]
“Pennies from Heaven” is a 1936 American popular song with music by Arthur Johnston and words by Johnny Burke. It was introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1936 film of the same name. It was [More]
Taken from the 1959 “Basie Swings, Bennett Sings” Count Basie Orchestra Tony Bennett – vocal  
Album ” The Count Basie Story ” Disc 2 Count Basie and His Orchestra: EdLewis, Shad Collins, Buck Clayton, Harry Edison (tp); Dicky Wells, Benny Morton, Dan Minor (tb); Earl Warren (as); Lester Young, Chu [More]