Barnes plays Basie
LONDON The Other Palace
12 Palace Street Westminster
Echoing the small group Basie sound of the Kansas City Seven, virtuoso reedsman Alan Barnes leads a splendid sextet through the King of Swing’s evergreen classic.
Jazz icon Count Basie is one of the greatest bandleaders of all times. He was the arbiter of the big-band swing sound and his unique style of fusing blues and jazz established swing as a predominant music style.
With evergreen writing including 'One O'Clock Jump', 'Lil' Darlin', 'Jumpin' At The Woodside' and possibly his most famous 'April in Paris', Basie changed the jazz landscape and shaped mid-20th century popular music, duly earning the title 'King of Swing'.
One of the UK's most popular all time great jazz masters, award winning Alan Barnes -playing alto and baritone saxophones, clarinet and bass clarinet (voted best saxophone 2016 British Jazz Awards) leads a sextet of UK jazz greats playing the music of Count Basie.
Alan Barnes - saxophones, clarinet and bass clarinet
George Hogg - trumpet
Robert Fowler - tenor saxophone & clarinet
Robin Aspland - piano
Adam King - double bass
Matt Home - drums