Count Basie Orchestra Live at Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi

Sonuma Archives 1961

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Count Basie — Bandleader, pianist
Snooky Young — Trumpeter
Frank Wess — Saxophonist
Joe Newman — Trumpeter
Eddie Jones — Double bassist
Freddie Green — Guitarist
Sonny Payn — Drummer
Joe Williams — Singer
Serge Leroy — Movie director

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For this 1961 performance in Belgium, Count Basie fronts his famous big band in a manner befitting his unofficial title. Indeed, by this stage in his career he was held in high reverence globally, and audiences in Europe would have seen him as a star. The orchestra played as part of the Jazz Pour Tous (jazz for all) emissions, which ran from 59’ to 69’, showcasing the best in international jazz talent at a time where the territory was shifting at breakneck pace.

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Venue: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi (Charleroi, Belgium)
Production date: 1961
Recording date: 1961
Duration: 1 h 0 min
Production: © Sonuma
Resolution: Full HD