The Count Basie Orchestra of today is nineteen performers committed to uphlding an dadvancing this "American Institution." Some membes are new, yet the majority of the sound still swings from musicians hand-picked by Count Basie himself. They are in deman dfor televsion and films, have won everyt respected jazz poll in the world at least once, and continue to rack-up awards and special recognitions.
The Count Basie Orchestra is the All-American big band. They are still
swing anbd still growing. They are timeless, priceless, and still the genuine
The warmth of his sound of his sound ___
Lingers so long. I'm sure heis still around
So those who hear they respect him yet ___ so those who heard won't forget.
The sound of each phase___ Echoes the time un-countable by days.
The things he played or with us now______ Oh Yes, remembe Clifford___
So how, can we say someone so real has really gone away_____
I hear him now____And always will____Believe me I remember Clifford
I know he'll never be forgotton___he was a king uncrowned.
I know I'll always remember Clifford Brown!