Here ya go — seven minutes of gorgeous, slinky, swinging mainstream tenor sax jazz from 1979. Buddy Tate was a pillar of the Count Basie band for years, Arnett Cobb showed up on dozens of early r&b records.

The rhythm section is a model for this kind of music — Hank Jones on piano, Gus Johnson on drums and Gene Ramsey on bass.

I’v always loved this kind of jazz, and its relationship to rock and roll is obvious.

And Buddy Tate’s jacket is outta sight! Enjoy this:

Cheers,

Richard

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