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Count Basie's band endured because of its leader's uncanny ability toput together fresh arrangements and strong soloists while maintainingthe band's unique devotion to swing; this albumis among the mostenduring of the big band recordings of the 1950s. The title tune ispresent in a justifiably famous rendition, a performance of swaggeringswing and passion that was arranged by organist Wild Bill Davis. FrankFoster's Shiny Stockings, now a jazz standard, made its debut here,while Joe Newman's Midgets recasts the band as a bop combo. Throughoutthe recording are terrific solos by trumpeters Thad Jones and Newman andtenor saxophonists Foster and Frank Wess, all basking in the band'sglorious swing.