Count Basie Orchestra

Warm Breeze

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This big-band album finds Count Basie (at age 77) and his orchestra performing seven charts by longtime friend Sammy Nestico, including six originals and "Satin Doll." Trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison sits in on "How Sweet It Is" and trumpeter Willie Cook has a couple of strong spots, but it is the classic Basie ensemble sound that is this enjoyable studio session's strongest asset.

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