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Carnegie Hall Jazz Band Salutes Count Basie

Count Basie will be honored by the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band in a concert preformance at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, February 1st, 2001 at 8:00 PM. The program, entitled “One More Once” The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band Salutes Count Basie, is the second time the band has paid tribute to the swing-era legend. Tenor saxophonist Frank Foster and saxophonist/flutist Frank Wess, both formerly of the Basie Orchestra, will perform and provide new arrangements of original tunes by the count. Wess will also be presented as a soloist during the performance.

In 1994, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band honored Count Basie with a perfomance, Count Basie Revisited, which The New York Times called “spectacularly reimagined . . .allowing the audience to savor both the new and the old.”

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