Count Basie

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The majority of this fine LP captures the Count Basie Orchestra live at an outside concert in 1954 with several spots for the tenors of Frank Wess and Frank Foster and ballad features for altoist Marshall Royal and trombonist Henry Coker. Four earlier tracks are from a radio broadcast in 1945 (with one vocal by Jimmy Rushing) while two numbers are from Basie's rare and exciting appearance as a guest with Benny Goodman's 1946 orchestra.

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