Next week, I would like to show you one of my favorite versions of One O'Clock Jump. Before that, our song of the week is the original version.
One O'Clock Jump is THE song by the Count Basie Orchestra.
Basie composed the tune, Eddie Durham and Buster Smith did the arrangement. It was recorded 1937 and became their first big success.
It was so popular that Basie used it as the closing song in almost every concert for more than fifty years!
This classic Swing tune is written in the form of a 12-bar blues. Basically it has a simple structure with a series of three riffs. One saxophone, one trumpet and one trompone riff.
Typical is the tenor battle between Herschel Evans and Lester Young. Evans plays the first solo, Young follows. Afterwards those tenor battles became a long Basie tradition.
Title: One O'Clock Jump
Artist: Count Basie Orchestra
Recorded: July 7, 1937
Tempo: 168 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop
You can find the songs of the series also on my Spotify playlist. Official hashtag of the series: #djcsotw
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