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French Twist: Art Pepper + 11

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Like most Art Pepper fans, I love the alto saxophonist's 1960 album Art Pepper + Eleven, featuring arrangements by Marty Paich.

Count Basie: Europe, 1972 + '76

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In the spring of 1972, the Count Basie Orchestra was touring in Europe. Two concerts were filmed, possibly for TV, and are up as one at YouTube.

Stan Freberg: Clever Comedy

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Stan Freberg was many things. Dull wasn't one of them. He was an advertising copywriter and creative director, voice actor, radio personality, singer and comedian starting in the late 1940s.

Count Basie: High Voltage

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Over the course of five years, Chico O'Farrill (above) arranged part or all of 11 Count Basie albums—from Basie Meets Bond in 1965 to High Voltage in 1970.

Mose Allison: Favorite Tracks

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Yesterday, with the passing of jazz-folk pianist Mose Allison on Nov. 15, I posted a remembrance and my 2010 JazzWax interview in its entirety.

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