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Corner Pocket

The Count Basie Orchestra

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The Count Basie Orchestra of 1962, in all its swinging glory.

Composed in 1956 by Freddie Green, “Corner Pocket” has since become a jazz standard. Green would play regularly with Count Basie's group for five decades. He pioneered the use of the guitar as a rhythm instrument and did not often play solos. Just listen to Freddie Green lay down those perfect 4/4 chords.

Sonny Payne is the drummer you're asking about.


Frank Wess, sax
Frank Foster, sax
Eric Dixon, sax
Thad Jones, trumpet
Al Aarons, trumpet
Snooky Young, trumpet
Freddie Green, guitar
Walter Page, bass
Sonny Payne, drums

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