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The Greatest!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards

Count Basie & Joe Williams

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Album Review

With Joe Williams. Compilation of big hits.

Customer Reviews

Truly the greatest

My old man introduced me to this album when I was a kid and I had the pleasure of sitting with him 35 years later to listen to this album over again...this time, we toasted to a bottle of whisky. Truly a remarkable pairing.

Amazing

Joe Williams has that pristine, jazzy tone to his standards while Basie has the Jazz Orchestra of the century. Flawless, guys. Bravo.

Excellent....don't miss this one.

Check out "Singing In The Rain" , this is a great LP and always a pleaure to hear. Recommended.

Biography

Born: August 22, 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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