Bennie Moten – ‘Band Box Shuffle’

13 November 2013 Jazz on the Tube

Bennie Moten – pianist, composer and bandleader – was born in Kansas City November 13, 1894, died in 1935. This recording was made in Chicago on October 23rd 1929 by Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra including Bennie Moten director, Hot Lips Page trumpet, Harlan Leonard clarinet, alto, & soprano sax, Ben Webster tenor sax, Ira ‘Buster’ Moten accordion, Count Basie piano, and Walter Page bass, and Willie McWashington drums. “Band Box Shuffle” was written by Bennie Moten and William ‘Count’ Basie.


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