Category: Concerts and Performing Arts
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Count Basie: Live In '62(1962)
Join the one and only Count Basie for a rare concert appearance filmed in Sweden. The celebrated bandleader/keyboardist plays chart-toppers including "Easin' It," "Stella by Starlight," "I Got Rhythm," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "One O'Clock Jump," and more. 56 min. Soundtrack: English.
Recorded by music expert Norman Granz, this vintage performance from Count Basie was filmed live at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Accompanied by bassist Niels Pedersen, drummer Louis Bellson, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, and trumpeter Roy Eldridge, and saxophone great Johnny Griffin, Basie performs "Billie's Bounce," "Montreux Blues I," ... more
Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival by famed music enthusiast Norman Granz, this concert from Count Basie and his big band features a variety of timeless songs. Selections include "The More I See You," "A Night in Tunisia," "Bag of Dreams," "Things Ain't What They Used to Be," "I Needs to Bee'd With," "Lil' Darlin'," and more. 45 ... more
On March 20, 1981, Count Basie performed at New York's legendary Carnegie Hall in celebration of his illustrious 50-year career. Join Basie and fellow musical luminaries Sarah Vaughn, Tony Bennett, George Benson and Joe Williams for spectacular performances of "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Indian Summer," "Sophisticated Lady," "It Don't ... more
Filmmaker Gary Keys pays tribute to one of jazz royalty's finest in this documentary profile of pianist-composer-bandleader William "Count" Basie. The production offers a breezy mix of archival footage and photographs along with an intimate roundtable conversation with veterans of the Count Basie Orchestra, who offer their insights ... more