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Count Basie [videorecording]: Swingin' the Blues

a co-production of Toby Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus Film, Munich and VideoArts, Japan ; produced by Toby Byron, Richard Saylor ; written by Albert Murray ; directed by Matthew Seig
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
A distinguished group of Basie alumni, including early band members Sweets Edison, Earle Warren and Claude Williams and later stars like Buddy Tate, Illinois Jacquet and Joe Williams come together to lend their insight to this film through on-camera interviews and round-table reminiscences. Basie himself appears in revealing interview clips from various stages of his life. Also includes vintage performance footage beginning in the late 1930s, and master recordings of the greatest Basie sessions.
Director
Matthew Seig
Performers
Count Basie with Harry "Sweets" Edison, Al Grey, Haywood Henry, Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Lewis, Jay McShann, Grover Mitchell, Albert Murray, Buddy Tate, Earle Warren, Claude Williams, Joe Williams.
Release Date
1992
Run Time
56 min.
Language
In English with optional German and French subtitles
Notes
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1992.
Variant Title
Swingin' the blues
Swinging the blues
Edition
Limited ed
Series
Masters of American Music Series
Credits
Director of photography, Herbert Forsberg ; editor, Adam Zucker ; narrator, Roscoe Lee Browne.
Published
[S.l.] : Distributed by EuroArts Music International, [2010]
Description
1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC, region 0; 4:3 apsect ratio; PCM mono 2.0.
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