Blues Backstage is a staple from the New Testament Count Basie Orchestra of the 1950s. This classic Frank Foster chart on a simple B-flat blues achieves richness through tasteful and creative
It is somewhat amusing that Dave Brubeck's The Duke is more frequently associated with Miles Davis and Gil Evans than Brubeck himself. Nevertheless, this version from the 1957 "Miles Ahead" album
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Billy Strayhorn's The Intimacy of the Blues can be considered to occupy a similar musical realm as its cousin Jeep's Blues. What it lacks in detailed expanded arranging it more than makes
Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn were not shy about paying tribute to their favorite musicians in their own unique way. This first movement of their mini suite dedicated to singing legend Ella Fitzgerald
This chart is part of Frank Foster's Vintage Basie Series, compositions performed and/or recorded by Count Basie and his world famous New Testament orchestra between 1953 and 1960. It's a straight-ahead
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