Comparing Count Basie to the People's Liberation Big Band
You’d think they have nothing in common. Last Sunday morning I completed compiling quotes for last week’s post
recalling Count Basie’s big band as it uniquely developed in Kansas
City. Then Sunday night, at The Record Bar, I took in the quirky and
unconventional People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City
(PLBB), a 21st century musical collaboration with a big band sound that
couldn’t be more unBasie-like.