In 1974, two pianists joined forces to record a beautiful jazz album.
I'm talking about Count Basie and Oscar Peterson, two of the greatest jazz pianists of all time! Both of them already had a long career with countless recordings and even more life concerts behind them at that time.
Also Freddie Green, Basie's longtime guitarist in his band – he stayed 50 years with Basie – can not to be missed on this recording.
Most of the songs on the album “Satch and Josh” are written by Basie and Peterson themselves, so my song of the week “Buns Blues“.
It's amazing to hear how they support and complement each other. Peterson who is playing melodic lines while Basie's style is much more thrifty and frugal. With or without playing a note, they are swinging like mad.
Buns Blues is a mid-tempo hardly swinging song great for Lindy Hop dancing.
Line-up: Count Basie – piano; Oscar Peterson – piano; Freddie Green – guitar; Ray Brown – double bass and Louie Bellson – drums.
Title: Buns Blues
Artist: Count Basie & Oscar Peterson
Recorded: December 2, 1974
Album: Satch & Josh
Tempo: 147 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop
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