Count Basie's Kansas City Five

Also known as Kansas City Five, Kansas City Five, The

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When they had time off from the [a=Count Basie Orchestra] in the late 1930s, the Count's rhythm musicians formed a small ensemble called [b]The Kansas City Five[/b], with trumpeter Buck Clayton, drummer Jo Jones, bassist Walter Page, rhythm guitarist Freddie Green and Eddie Durham's electric guitar (as a replacement for Count Basie's piano). When Lester Young joined the band in 1938, on clarinet and tenor sax, it became the [a=Kansas City Six].

Line-up:

Buck Clayton (Trumpet)

Eddie Durham (Guitar)

Freddie Green (Guitar)

Jo Jones (Drums)

Walter Page (Bass)


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