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April in Paris

April in Paris
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Best Jazz albums (50 items)
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Published 6 years, 7 months ago 1 comment

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Description: J J 0 0 Count Basie's band endured because of its leader's uncanny ability to put together fresh arrangements and strong soloists while maintaining the band's unique devotion to swing; this CD is among the most enduring of the big band recordings of the 1950s. The title tune is present in a justifiably famous rendition, a performance of swaggering swing and passion that was arranged by organist "Wild Bill" Davis. Frank Foster's "Shiny Stockings," now a jazz standard, made its debut here, while Joe Newman's "Midgets" recasts the band as a bop combo. Throughout the recording are terrific solos by t ... (more)
Manufacturer: Polygram Records
Release date: 24 June 1997
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0731452140227 UPC: 731452140227
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