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Vernon Duke - April in Paris

April in Paris
 is a chart from the 1957 jazz album of the same name by Count Basie. Released on the Verve label, it was recorded in 1955 and 1956. The album is one of the first to include an arrangement by Neal Heftiwho would go on to write many of the Basie band’s most acclaimed songs, including many on the Atomic Basie album.

On this recording, trumpeter Thad Jones played his famous “Pop Goes the Weasel" solo, and Basie directs the band to play the shout chorus "one more time," then "one more once."

Count Basie and His Big Band

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