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July 14, 2009

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Bill Forbes

Superb clip, Marc! I've been a fan of Sing a Song of Basie since it first came out.

Clarinetowner

Yup, that's Budd Johnson, and next to him is Frank Wess on 2nd Alto. Great clip, though it seems somewhat of a waste to have the Basie horn sections sitting around and watching three singers 'replacing' them. ;-)

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