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Celebrating Count Basie's 100th birthday, this 19-piece band is still one of the most explosive forces in big band jazz! Directed by Bill Hughes & featuring Butch Miles on drums with special guest vocalist Melba Joyce. The original big stomping sound of Swing can be found with the one and only Count Basie Orchestra. The new found fans, those who have created the latest Swing revival going gangbusters in clubs and ballrooms across the nation, have started to seek out the original bands; the real honest purveyors of this joyous music. Inevitably, their search leads them to the Orchestra that Count Basie built.

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