LET US JUMP INTO JANUARY WITH THE JOYFUL BASIE EXPERIENCE & RUFUS “SPEEDY” JONES !!!

Blog owner’s note: It’s recommended a) to watch this directly at JazzTube and b) to increase the volume of your speakers —😉

“WHIRLYBIRD” (Neal Hefti) – Count Basie & His Orchestra (1965)

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (ts) & Rufus “Speedy” Jones (d).

And now, fasten your seat belts!

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Here’s a terrific P.S. by “The Real Group”, who did a Basie Medley (“Whirlybird” is the last tune) ‘Live’ in Stockholm in 2006:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXtpiEaQKcc&w=420&h=345]
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