Count Basie Orchestra: Still carrying...

Count Basie Orchestra: Still carrying the jazz torch

Saturday Jul 28 Read more: Stuff.co.nz

Up on the bandstand, he was all smiles, pounding away at the piano while his orchestra tore through the tunes, the music swinging like a hanged man in a gale. On the NZ On Screen website there's a telling clip of esteemed jazz bandleader Count Basie being interviewed on a tour to New Zealand in 1971.

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