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Good Morning Blues

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Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie as told to Albert Murray
William James Basie
399 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-5179-0143-1
University of Minnesota Press
2016 (1985)

In May 1959 Count Basie and his Orchestra played a “Breakfast Dance and Barbecue," like back in Kansas City, hosted by Roulette ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Count Basie: Basie's Beatles Bag

Read "Basie's Beatles Bag" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Many recording artists covered The Beatles in the '60s; even their own producer, George Martin, released George Martin Instrumentally Salutes The Beatle Girls (One Way, 1966). Pianist/bandleader Count Basie recorded two albums of Beatles tunes in that decade: Basie's Beatles Bag (Verve, 1966) and Basie On The Beatles (Happy Tiger, 1969).

Both discs ...

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Roger Rosenberg: Baritonality

Read "Baritonality" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Even in the day when the sound of baritone voices like Ernie Cacares, Harry Carney, Charlie Fowlkes and Joe Temperley streaked across the sonic stratosphere, solos were graceful, granular and short. It was only when Cecil Payne, Gerry Mulligan,, Pepper Adams and a handful of other players up until Hamiet Bluiett,, John Surman and Howard Johnson ...

Mike Vax Big Band / Dave Siebels / Phil Woods / London Horn Sound

Read "Mike Vax Big Band / Dave Siebels / Phil Woods / London Horn Sound" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Mike Vax Big Band
Sounds from the Road
Summit Records
2009

As Bob Hope and Bing Crosby entertained millions with their “road" movies in the 1940s, so the Mike Vax Big Band has its own “road show," arguably as entertaining but playing to much smaller audiences than Hope ...