Will Jazz on the Tube survive into 2015?
We will if everyone pitches in a little...
Details: Click here to learn how you can help
Home | More Videos | About Us | Contact | Subscribe | Donate
Count Basie Orchestra (1965)
Brilliant BBC production
Absolutely freeEvery time we post a new video,we'll send you a notice by e-mail.
Pure magic in the form of a Big Band
Everyone knows Count Basie, but many younger jazz fans may erroneously believe his music was just crowd-pleasing "big band stuff."
Crowd-pleasing, yes? That's what made jazz THE popular music of the 1930s-40s-50s.
But along with that, extraordinary depth.
Check out his piano playing and the soloists. The BBC justified its existence by capturing this one.
That's how we grow.