Count Basie

This and That

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The master of minimalist swing, Count Basie can always be relied upon for a tasteful, happening good time. As well known for his spare, spot-on piano playing as he is for his dynamite orchestras, Basie rarely fails to deliver. The 11 tracks on THIS & THAT are no exception, with tunes like "The Basie Boogie" and "Lady Be Good" bringing back that inimitable swing. As usual, the bandleader's orchestra is top notch, making THIS & THAT a totally satisfying Basie fix.

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