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Kansas City 6

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Opus Six
Vegas Drag
Wee Baby
Blues For Little Jazz
St. Louis Blues
Walking The Blues
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Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 45:17

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More the Count


If you have other Basie, get this. If you have no Basie, GET THIS. If you are even looking the Count, you need this album, along with 88 Basie Street (also available here on eMusic). Great instrumentalists and charts make this a must have.

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I had no Count Basie in my collection and what a great place to start. Some wonderful trumpet work adds to Basies swing. Give this a try, you won't be disappointed.

eMusic Features


A Hundred Candles for Lester Young

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

Tenor saxophonist Lester Young was born 27 August, 1909, and even at 100 he may be the coolest of cool jazz cats. He was (to single out a quality he prized) an original - a contrarian, even. For awhile he even held the bell of his horn out at a weird, unnatural angle. David Stone Martin once drew him playing in front of the tower of Pisa, leaning the opposite way. Young had his own way… more »


Baseball Music

By Dan Epstein, Contributor

Baseball and music are the twin obsessions of my life, but beyond drunken 7th inning renditions of "Take Me out to the Ballgame," I've always been fairly dubious about the wisdom of combining the two. Having grown up in an era where the only music heard at the ballpark came from a ghostly-sounding organ perched behind the press box, I find something extraordinarily distasteful about players running out onto the field to tune of '80s… more »


The Not Necessarily Happy Horns of Clark Terry

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

Can a musician's reputation be harmed by the persistent paying of a compliment? Clark Terry has a warm, plump, utterly distinctive sound on trumpet and its chubby pal the flugelhorn. He's rhythmically assured at any tempo, and has a deep feeling for the blues. But some writers fixate on how he has "the happiest sound in jazz," as if one trait defines his art. To be fair, it's not a rep he's run away from, having… more »

They Say All Music Guide

This is one of many small-group jam sessions organized by Norman Granz to feature pianist Count Basie. This time around the proceedings (utilizing a sextet) have plenty of solo space for trumpeter Willie Cook, altoist Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson (who also takes a vocal) and guitairist Joe Pass. As usual, when Basie had his way, the emphasis is on the blues and the music always swings. – Scott Yanow