Oscar Peterson & Count Basie - Exactly Like You
From Satch And Josh (1974, Pablo 2310 722)
(Oh guys I’m happy to be back finally. After being away for rehearsals and stuff my computer broke but now it’s working again.)
I return with a smooth sound for the end of the day. Two real greats meet to have a ball! A usually the music of Oscar Peterson who meets with legendary Count Basie here is full of puns and smiles… Minded the one in the end? The production here is work of Oscar’s standard man Norman Granz.
- Count Basie, p
- Oscar Peterson, p
- Freddie Green, git
- Ray Brown, b
- Louie Bellson, dr
"After Billie Holiday’s funeral service, there was such a quietness over these musicians, such a multitude of them there, and we just stood around like in awe and we filed out of the church and stood on the corners for a few minutes until everybody got out and we just quietly just stepped away into the crowd. It was not the usual thing of musicians going to a bar…having a nice drink or a type of New Orleans festivity. It was just dead quiet and sadness."
RIP Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959)
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