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Then As Now Counts the King
DVD 
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Jazz great William ?Count" Basie comes back to life in this rich documentary, which traces the history of the pianist, composer, and bandleader over several decades. Filmmaker Gary Keys juxtaposes a roundtable discussion among old cats from the Count Basie Orchestra with recorded performances, including a cameo appearance in "Blazing Saddles." Archival clips and a gallery of portraits and snapshots shows the ever-smiling face of a man as vivacious as the grooves he delivers-his good humor suffusing the music and the players going at it all around him, from Lester Young to Ella Fitzgerald.

Title: Then As Now Counts the King
Genre: Jazz, Music Video (Concert/Performance)
Starring: Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Jerry Lewis, Lester Young
Director: Gary Keys
Studio: MVD Visual
Release Date: 3/22/2011
Original Year: 2008
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 760137507291
Item #: MVD750729

Region: 0
Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 3/22/2011
Run Time: 70 minutes

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