Jumpin’ at the Woodside

Count Basie Orchestra

1974

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The “Count Basie Orchestra” perform at the at the University of Kansas in 1974.

In another scene from Bruce Ricker’s 1979 jazz documentary “The Last of the Blue Devils” tenor saxophonists Eric Dixon and Jimmy Forrest tear it up on screen with the Basie band.

A brief audio interview segment with Lester Young inter-spliced in which he sheds light on his early days with Basie and how “Jumpin’ at the Woodside” got its name.
 

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