And Sassy joins in to knock back a few with the Count.

Count Basie – Live At Sardi’s – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

And Sassy joins in to knock back a few with the Count.

And Sassy joins in to knock back a few with the Count.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Count Basie – Live At Sardis – 1956

Over to the fabled Sardi’s Restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard from May 1956 for a set by the fabled Count Basie and his Orchestra with guest vocals by Joe Williams and Sarah Vaughan.

Captured during the April In Paris period – the set starts off with that milestone number and takes off from there.

A great set, sadly only a half-hour long (because that’s how long the show was and network radio at the time was a stickler for staying on schedule), but a memorable 30 minutes by a group of legends, vocally and instrumentally, all on the same stage at the same time.

Here is Count Basie And His Orchestra, live at Sardi’s, recorded by NBC Radio on May 28, 1956.

One more once . . .

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