Prof. Tim Ishii, Music, was invited by the Library to choose an item to add to the Library's collection, purchased with the support of the Friends of the UT Arlington Library on the occasion of his Promotion to Professor.
Prof. Ishii chose Count Basie: live in '62 (DVD) by David Peck & Phillip Galloway, United States: Reelin' in the Years Productions, 2006.
Prof. Ishii's remarks on this item:
"My father introduced me to jazz and had a small collection of jazz recordings (LPs). Among them was a Basie album that I loved and I listened to it until I could sing all of the melodies and solos. To this day, Basie remains one of my favorites and I have spent a great deal of time teaching students to play lead alto in the style of the great Marshal Royal, who was instrumental in establishing the Basie "sound"."