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The Count Basie Quartet perform “Squeeze Me” on a 1968 episode of Ralph J. Gleason’s TV program Jazz Casual.
Although Basie is best-known for his groundbreaking big band material of the 1930s and 1940s, he performed occasionally with small combos. Many of these groups featured musicians from his big band, like guitarist Freddie Green in this clip.
Count Basie – piano
Freddie Green – guitar
Norman Keenan – bass
Sonny Payne – drums