Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's Gotta Be Basie

The Count.

I have liked jazz since I was a teenager. Count Basie has been a long-time favorite. I used to have a cassette tape of a "best of" collection. I used to listen to it at night while waiting for sleep to overtake me. It was great night music. I loved "April in Paris" and "Cherokee."

Thus, here's a nice take of "April in Paris":

And here's a great version of "Cherokee" by super-guitarist John McLaughlin:

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