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Swingsation: Count Basie

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Album Review

In the early days of the Count Basie big band, many of his most enduring tunes were written and played. Quite a few are are available on this 18-track compilation; therefore, this set is valuable to those who want a collection of many of his truly greatest hits. Among the evergreens: "One O'Clock Jump," "Every Tub," "Blue and Sentimental," "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Shorty George," "Jive at Five," the non-Basie-written but still classic "Topsy," and the legendary Jimmy "Mr. 5 X 5" Rushing singing "Sent for You Yesterday." You'd be hard-pressed to find a better grouping of preeminent Basie charts. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi

Biography

Born: August 21, 1904 in Red Bank, NJ

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Count Basie was among the most important bandleaders of the swing era. With the exception of a brief period in the early '50s, he led a big band from 1935 until his death almost 50 years later, and the band continued to perform after he died. Basie's orchestra was characterized by a light, swinging rhythm section that he led from the piano, lively ensemble work, and generous soloing. Basie was not a composer like Duke Ellington or an important...
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