Wednesday, 28 Oct. 1992 / Mustermesse Basel
Swing & Big Band-Sound
All of the great big band leaders have something in common with classical composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach & Co., because their music lives on in concert halls long after they have passed on. Count Basie went down in history as one of the greatest of the great since he knew how to get a large group of musicians to swing with the relaxed groove of a small band. On this evening, the band was led by Frank Foster, Count Basie’s friend, composer and soloist (tenor sax) for many years. It was an evening of jazz and swing of the finest, unfortunately seldom heard in Basel.