Basie Swings the Blues is a collection of one-off sessions with many of today’s great blues artists, with “blues” defined as you’d see it catalogued in your local record store: Buddy Guy, Charlie Musselwhite, Shemekia Copeland, Bobby Rush, and others. https://artsfuse.org/280246/jazz-album-review-basie-swings-the-blues-blues-soaked-big-band-jazz/
Paul Peck sits down with The Takeaway to talk about the project and the ways he’s brought this music to a new age. Listen Here!
The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra performed a blockbuster free concert in the historic Buskirk Chumley Theater in Bloomington, IN, as a gift to and with support from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music on February 9, 2023. As the orchestra took the stage, the audience responded with their overwhelming appreciation. It was no fluke when after each tune this night, the accolades were repeated from a packed house of students and members of the community who had gotten word of this amazing concert experience. Read Here
New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels and trumpeter Nicholas Payton have teamed up with Afro-Cuban funk musician Cimafunk (a growing New Orleans favorite) and djembe master Weedie Braimah (who has lived in New Orleans) for a pan-Caribbean cover of “St. Thomas.” Check it out here https://youtu.be/QZ1IiqFcZXI
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A New Celebration of Count Basie! Jazz-meets-hip hop-soul-funk in one track, “Didn’t You” from the upcoming “Late Night Basie” album is an upbeat arrangement that will make you want to get up and dance. The song features a slappin drumbeat with sultry horn arrangements from JamBand Lettuce along with an electrified verse from Talib Kweli.
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Follow Count Basie and the Orchestra:
Official Website: https://CountBasie.com
Orchestra website: https://www.TheCountBasieOrchestra.com/
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