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This is a rather by-the-numbers collection of big-band tracks, and although everything here is a classic in one way or another, listeners should be aware that none of these cuts are the original recordings. So while you get Duke Ellington's great "Take the 'A' Train," it is hardly the definitive version, or even the original, and the same goes for Count Basie's "Jumping at the Woodside" and "Lester Leaps In," both of which are included here.

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