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Count Basie
Jazz sides
"...Count Basie..."

May 27, 2005 Music Review by Harvey Pekar

Reissues
Los Zafiros
"...Byrne's Cuban compilations, little was previously heard in this country by the group that enchanted Cuba and much of..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Music Feature

Jazz Sides
Naxos' latest Jazz Icons series has arrived
"...Billie Holiday (EuroArts/Lower 5th) Thelonious MonkAmerican Composer (EuroArts/Lower 5th) Count BasieSwingin' the Blues (EuroArts/Lower 5th) Charlie ParkerCelebrating Bird: The..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert (Columbia/Legacy)
Reissues
"...Goodman's band, but also musicians from Duke Ellington's and Count Basie's outfits. The concert, put on by Sol Hurok,..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Music Review by Harvey Pekar

The Girl Who Met Robert Johnson
Shirley Ratisseau wrote a song with Robert Johnson
"...Stones, T-Bone Walker, Mance Lipscomb, Billy Eckstine, Albert Collins, Count Basie, and countless blues and jazz legends. Her family..."

Aug. 3, 2012 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Heart & Soul, Part 2
Second half of lengthy Q&A with Huey Lewis
"...Jazz at the Philharmonic. I saw Ellington, I saw Basie – all these jazz shows were the first shows..."

July 19, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Roots, Reckonings, and Resolutions
Roots
"...Unadulterated country blues, banged out on acoustic guitars, was the name..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

Live Shots
"...ran more smoothly than last year, when the Kerr County sheriff was busting everything that moved. With all that..."

June 28, 1996 Music Feature

Prez for Life & Beyond: Lester Young
Tenor sax king helped put Kansas City on the musical map
"...the music from her hometown. “Sweets” was Harry Edison, Count Basie's trumpet player...."

Aug. 27, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Kansas City Jazz
Sheet music
"...has received less attention than it deserves. Lester Young, Count Basie, and Charlie Parker, among the greatest influences in..."

June 10, 2005 Music Review by Harvey Pekar

The Complete Jake Langley
Guitarist makes dazzling choices and then some
"...Prior to the war, that’s all there was, really. Country music hadn’t developed. It was kinda in its folk/bluegrass..."

March 28, 2014 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Twenty Flight Rock
Ralph Ellison's Jazz Writings
"...surprisingly, his heroes were Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie. Some of Ellison's most poignant writing in this..."

July 20, 2001 Books Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Day Dream
"...one of the bands. I always used to see Count Basie and Duke Ellington's bands, they were up there..."

April 30, 1999 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

A Great Day in Harlem
This hourlong documentary is the fascinating story of a photograph that captures 57 New York City jazz musicians on a Harlem brownstone stoop one summer morning in 1958.
"...and succinct comments such as Bud Freeman’s remark about Count Basie, “Everything he did swung.” The photograph was, originally,..."

June 16, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Journeyman Neal Schon
Definitely progressive fusion rock
"...in our living room, and they were playing Ellington, Basie, Stan Getz. All that early stuff, Oscar Peterson, and..."

May 17, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Being Prez: The Life & Music of Lester Young
An all too brief recounting of jazz's first immortal saxophonist
"...when he blew out of Kansas City with the Count Basie Orchestra in 1936. His unique rhythmic virtuosity, cool..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Frank Sinatra
Gift Guide
"...a warm-up for the 1966 Sands show featuring the Count Basie Orchestra with Quincy Jones conducting. Although Sinatra at..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Music Review by Greg Beets

Better Than Nothing
Documentarian Ken Burns' takes on Jazz -- and loses.
"...Music, and 22 single-disc series spinoff Best-ofs for Armstrong, Basie, Bechet, Blakey, Brubeck, Coleman, Coltrane, Davis, Ellington, Fitzgerald, Gillespie,..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Jailbird
The Prison Diaries of the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Preston Hubbard
"...for drug charges, with thousands more waiting in the county jails. Prison was supposed to be a place for..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Music Feature by Preston Hubbard

Beginning to See the Light
"...as obsolete and out of fashion as any self-respecting counterculturist could possibly imagine. To put in perspective just how..."

April 30, 1999 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Reissues
"...healthy doses of gritty blues, low-down gospel, and hardcore country-western before being exposed to the big bands of the..."

Dec. 12, 1997 Music Feature

The Tools of the Trade
Southwest Texas State's Jazz Program
"...with King Oliver, or with the big bands of Count Basie and Duke Ellington), so its origins, lineage, and..."

June 13, 1997 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Austin's Paramount Theatre Turns 100
As the grande dame of Austin theatres turns 100, it matters more than ever
"...of someones cared, but in December '73, you could count them all on your right hand: John Bernardoni, Stephen..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

If You're a Viper
From 'La Cucaracha' to Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson: P-O-T
"...ban marijuana – which literally grew wild around the country – production outright...."

May 25, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Postmarks
Defending the death penalty, the new Gov, the schools, and all that Jazz.
"...trial. My stepfather was the elected sheriff of Trinity County at the time and you can bet that in..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Column

Spinning Yarns
Tracing generations' worth of jazz and R&B history through the Texas Trumpets
"...Floating on top of the whole mix are four, count 'em, four, trumpets, which never overpower the other elements...."

Nov. 19, 1999 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Record Reviews
Duke Ellington
"...birthday of Duke Ellington, the greatest jazz composer/arranger this country has yet produced and arguably the greatest composer in..."

April 30, 1999 Music Feature

Playback: Can Austin Be a Jazz City?
Two venues usher in a new era in Austin jazz. Plus music scholar Bill Bentley brings the Smithsonian Institution to bear at BookPeople.
"...greats Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, and Tony Bennett. His Count Basie Orchestra bandmate, Buda resident Butch Miles – whose..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Trumpet Constant Ephraim Owens Won’t Be Rushed
New Austin Music Hall of Fame inductee substitutes kindness and ubiquity for a back catalog
"..."I'm country," he says casually. "I was pretty much raised in..."

April 7, 2017 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Sun Ra Commander Marshall Allen
Intergalactic RAS Day headliners tap universal vibrations
"...While Duke Ellington and Count Basie became global royalty, Sun Ra – born Herman..."

Aug. 24, 2016 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

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