As agreed upon, the band brought along standards from the Basie book, and the Count fulfilled MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwers wish that Basie play longer piano passages than usual; normally Basie limited himself to a short riff here and there. The way Basie and his orchestra played reminded me of a top long distance runner, producer Sonny Lester commented in the liner notes to the album.
He went on to say that the bands playing was, disciplined, clean, with such a feel for timing and teamwork that you had the feeling that every band member was guided by the same brain.
The best-known names in that particular group were tenor saxophonist Eddie Lockjaw Davis and guitarist Freddie Green, a Basie mainstay over the decades. When it comes to swinging big band jazz there are always the familiar names at the top of the list-Goodman, Dorsey, Ellington, and of course Basie.
And whenever their work happens to get another life as from some newly discovered archived performance, or a reissue of an out of print album, it is easy to see why. Crime Junkie. Crime Junkie is a weekly podcast dedicated to giving you a true crime fix. The storytelling is straightforward and free of rabbit holes so the cases stay suspenseful and are easy to follow. If you can never get enough true crime You know what's long, tedious and boring? Great cd, but digging the band live is best.
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Listen Now with Amazon Music. Amazon Music Unlimited. Stevie Wonder] My Cherie Amour [feat. Jon Faddis] Tequila [feat. Hallelujah Hallelujah. Carmen Bradford] Honeysuckle Rose [feat. Hello Hello. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. With the group becoming highly distinguished for its soloists, rhythm section and style of swing, Basie himself was noted for his understated yet captivating style of piano playing and precise, impeccable musical leadership.
He was also helming one of the biggest, most renowned African-American jazz groups of the day. Due to changing fortunes and an altered musical landscape, Basie was forced to scale down the size of his orchestra at the start of the s, but he soon made a comeback and returned to his big-band structure in , recording new hits with vocalist Joe Williams and becoming an international figure.
Another milestone came with the album April in Paris , whose title track contained psyche-you-out endings that became a new band signature. Basie ultimately earned nine Grammy Awards over the course of his career, but he made history when he won his first, in , as the first African-American man to receive a Grammy. Basie suffered from health issues in his later years, and died from cancer in Hollywood, Florida, on April 26, He left the world an almost unparalleled legacy of musical greatness, having recorded or been affiliated with dozens upon dozens of albums during his lifetime.
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