Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 51.0 Mbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 224 Kbps, 48.0 KHzGenre: Jazz | Label: Efor Films | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 24 Aug 2004 | Runtime: 30 min. | 1,14 GB (DVD5)
As one who wrote the rules of jazz - alongside such notables as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane- the bandleader Count Basie's gift was somewhat distinct. It lay in using his band as a musical instrument per se and defining a wholly unique sound. Some seventy years after his initial rise to prominence, it would be difficult to overestimate Basie's influence on subsequent jazz musicians; decades later, his sound and style are often imitated but seldom perfectly achieved.
Artists: - Count Basie (piano) - Norman Keenan (bass) - Freddie Green (guitar) - Sonny Payne (drums)
01. I Don't Know [8:17] 02. Handful of Keys [:35] 03. Untitled Blues [2:49] 04. Squeeze Me [4:21] 05. Twenty Minutes After Three [6:11] 06. As Long As I Live [2:11] 07. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) [1:24] 08. National Educational Television Blues [3:06]
Features: - Direct Scene Access - Interactive Menu