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“WHIRLYBIRD” (Neal Hefti) – Count Basie & His Orchestra (1965)
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (ts) & Rufus “Speedy” Jones (d).
And now, fasten your seat belts![youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucs8CMBSkYg&w=420&h=345]
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]