Freddie Green

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 305:

… Basie's piano certainly contributes to making the rhythm smooth. He contributes the missing things. I feel very comfortable working with him because he always seems to know the right thing to play for rhythm. Count is also just about the best piano player I know for pushing a band and for comping soloists. I mean the way he makes different preparations for each soloist and the way, at the end of one of his solos, he prepares an entrance for the next man. He leaves the way open.

cite as

Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 305. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435828312314 accessed: 27 January, 2023

Listeners

Freddie Green
jazz swing guitarist
1911-1987

Listening to

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jazz piano music performed by Count Basie

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:11:52 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:51:07 +0100