On an air of Count Basie

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I don’t know if the general disappeared Landry loved the jazz, but he should certainly be proud of this team of musicians. After the conductor Vic Vogel, who for more than forty decades has made live jazz on all the continents, or nearly so, l’Orchestre National de jazz de Montréal has taken over. Composed of the most “fine blades” of Montreal, this training will present on Saturday, November 10, in the Astral, under the direction of trumpeter Ron Di Lauro, a tribute to the great conductor of the orchestra of Red Bank : Count Basie.

A real machine to swing

More than a ” ball bearing “, the formation Basie and his illustrious soloists : Lester Young, tenor sax, Snooky Young, Harry Edison, trumpet Joe Jones, Sonny Payne, drums, Freddie Green, guitar, made the happiness of many generations. Without ever falling into the commercial and supported by arrangers renowned, including Neal Hefti, the world of the pianist and conductor is characterized by a carving of the reasons orchestral and a balance of the soloists.

From one era to another and from one festival to another, William Count Basie will always be cultivated sincerity and jazz for all !