Every year on April 15th the MLB celebrates Jackie Robinsons life & legacy, not only in respect to his athletic achievements (which were of course considerable, keep in mind baseball was only his 2nd best sport!) but with regard for his major sacrifice for equality. If you don’t know Jackie Robinson’s story, I would highly recommend watching Ken Burn’s Baseball 1930s-1940s and 1940s-1950s for a really in depth look at Jackie’s greatness that doesn’t shy away from his humanity as well. Above you will find a song honoring Jackie Robinson, also used in KB’s Baseball, but which is awesome — not only because baseball was truly the American past-time then, so much that it bled into pop music, but because it’s a great fucking song. Of course, its Count Basie so can’t imagine why it wouldn’t be amazing. #jazz