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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.”

Tickets for this show range from $21 up to $68. Check the web site at for more information.

And keep in mind, for those who love Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, The Carnegie Hall Jazz band will present Miles Again, a tribute concert featuring excerpts from the famous 1959 recording. That concert, held on April 12th, 2001, will also feature special guest Jimmy Cobb, drummer for Davis’ first quintet and only surviving member of the group that performed on Kind of Blue.

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