Pianist and bandleader Count Basie at the Aquarium, New York City, c. 1946-1948.
Courtesy of William P. Gottlieb.
“Jumpin’ at the Woodside”
Count Basie and His Orchestra
This Basie standard features all of the hallmarks of this legendary Kansas City band: Basie’s spare piano, driving riffs, a constant dialogue between different sections of the band, and a steady pulse provided by one of the most swinging rhythm sections in jazz.