Wynton celebrates Count Basie’s’ 100th birthday
Count Basie had a truly original approach both as a pianist and bandleader. A musical minimalist, he could say more by playing less. In memory of his 100th birthday, Wynton Marsalis introduces a discussion about Basie’s influence on American swing, featuring former Basie bandmate Frank Foster.
Tuesday, January 27, 2004, 7pm at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
More, for two exciting nights, Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra honors both the beat and legacy of Count Basie for his 100th birthday celebration. Guests include veteran Count Basie Orchestra members vocalist Carmen Bradford and saxophonist Frank Wess, and others.
Thursday and Saturday, January 29 and 31, 2004, 8pm at Alice Tully Hall