Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Count Basie
"Verve: Jazz Masters 2" (CD)

There is SO much I don't know about jazz. So much.  I suppose I make up for it with my knowledge of classical music (probably as rare a beast, no?) but there are so many conversations I'll hear about jazz that I wish I knew what was being talked about.

A 'greatest hits' album from Basie's recordings on Verve, this is a re-mastered compilation including many of the Basie songs that we would all know. (Including 'April in Paris' and 'One o'clock Jump')

Basie stands amongst the most important figures of 20th century American jazz, probably exceeded only by Duke Ellington in terms of how their music has been received/perceived by history.

The jazz education continues...

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