Saturday Jazz

“Birdland”

“Birdland” is a jazz piece written by Joe Zawinul of the band Weather Report as a tribute to the Birdland nightclub in New York City. This was the club where Zawinul heard Count Basie,[1] Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis. It was also where he met his wife, Maxine.[2] The Manhattan Transfer won a Grammy Award with their version of the song, which had lyrics by Jon Hendricks. via wikipedia.org

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 The Manhattan Transfer ~ “Birdland”

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