Count Basie, undeniably one of Jazz music’s greatest legends, delivered a spectacular show “live from Carnegie Hall” recorded on March 20, 1981 in one of his last televised performances.

The performance was installed in the Library of Congress Archives.

One of the premier Jazz programs for CBS and nominated for a Cable Ace award for excellence, this all-star concert celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Count Basie’s illustrious career.

Among the featured artists were Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, George Benson and Joe Williams.

The tracks performed were extensive making this performance one of the most memorable of all-time. Included were

Sweet Georgia Brown

In A Mellow Tone

There’ll Never Be Another You

Booty’s Blues

Every Day I Have the Blues

Goin’ To Georgia

Well, Alright, Okay, You Win

Basie, Cup and Me

April In Paris

One O’Clock Jump

Shiny Stockings

Don’t Get Around Much Any More

Sophisticated Lady

It Don’t Mean A Thing

Fascinating Rhythm

Indian Summer

Just Friends

Send In the Clowns

Moody’s Mood For Love

Roll ‘Em Pete

One O’Clock Jump

The DVD edition includes excellent bonus material: A 20 minute profile of Count Basie illustrated with photos and film clips and tributes from John Hendricks, Sara Vaugyhn, John Hammon, Joe WIlliams and Tony Bennet

120 minutes on 1 disc / Originally released in 1982


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