If some of the songs on Brazilian pianist/composer/arranger/bandleader Antonio Adolfo’s latest album Octet and Originals sound familiar, well … they should. “Pretty World” has been an international hit, … Read More “Eight Is Enough for Antonio Adolfo on Octet and Originals“
Count Basie: Complete 1936-1941 Columbia Recordings (Definitive, 2002)
Wanna know what swing is? Look no further than this four-disc set, which is simply loaded with masterpieces, from “Twelfth Street Rag” and “Pound Cake” to “Five O’Clock Whistle” and, of course, “Lester Leaps In.” Besides Lester (Young), Basie’s band at this time featured tenor saxophonist Herschel Evans, trumpeter Buck Clayton, and the five-star rhythm section of guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page, and drummer Jo Jones. Hipper cats have rarely walked the earth. MAC RANDALL
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