Norman Granz is one of the most important non-musicians in the history of jazz and no one has made a greater contribution to the staging, recording and filming of jazz concerts. This series of performances from the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival now makes a part of this legacy available on DVD for the first time. The greatest jazz band leader of them all, Count Basie puts his world famous big band through their paces in this concert from 1977. A fine pianist in his own right, Basie had the priceless ability to bring the best out of all the musicians he worked and the results are here for all to see. The show includes classic Basie tracks such as "Lil' Darlin", "Jumpin' At The Woodside" and "One O'Clock Jump".
Tracklisting: - The Heat's On - Freckle Face - Splanky - The More i See You - A Night in Tunisia - Bag of Dreams - Things Ain't What They Used to Be - I Needs to Be Bee'd With - Lil' Darlin' - Fantail - Jumpin' at the Woodside - One O'clock Jump