Fancy Pants

Count Basie & His Orchestra / Count Basie Orchestra

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Fancy Pants Review

by Scott Yanow

Count Basie's last-known album (recorded four months before his death), this big-band record gives no hints of the end nearing; in fact the music is quite upbeat and typically spirited. The Count Basie Orchestra never declined and its leader (who remained in his musical, if not physical prime) went out swinging.

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