Masters of American Music: Count Basie - Swingin' the Blues (1992)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Concerts  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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One of the undisputed masters of Kansas City jazz, William "Count" Basie was among the greatest bandleaders of the swing years, whose group featured such greats as Illinois Jacquet, Quincy Jones, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Joe Williams, Jimmy Rushing, Buddy Tate, and many more during Basie's nearly fifty years as a star. Masters of American Music: Count Basie -- Swingin' the Blues is a documentary which looks at Basie's long and fruitful career, featuring rare performance footage and interviews with a number of musicians who'd worked with the Count; selections include "One O'Clock Jump", "Air Mail Special", "Every Day I Have The Blues", "Jumpin' At The Woodside", and many more.

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bandleader, composer, jazz, music, performer, pianist, tradition