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  1. Artist Biography by. Count Basie was among the most important bandleaders of the swing era. With the exception of a brief period in the early '50s, he led a big band from until his death almost 50 years later, and the band continued to perform after he died.
  2. Decades before Bruce Springsteen, however, another area musician – jazz great William J. “Count” Basie – established himself as one of music’s all-time greats. In , just weeks after performing for President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, Basie made a homecoming performance at the Carlton.
  3. Dec 31,  · Who are your favorite Count Basie drummers? Jo Jones (, Gus Johnson () Sonny Payne (, ) Basie had several fine drummers during the "heyday" years (Shadow Wilson, Butch Ballard), and in the later years (Rufus Jones, Harold Jones, Butch Miles, Duffy Jackson) and also had several great guest.
  4. Jan 01,  · Count Basie: The Golden Years. Published January 1, – By Stanley Dance. the Pablo recordings in this attractive four-CD set were made between , the final phase of Basie’s long career. They were “golden years,” too, in the sense that during them he was fortunate to enjoy Norman Granz’s powerful support.
  5. Count Basie, Soundtrack: Pearl Harbor. The famed composer ("One O'Clock Jump", "Two O'Clock Jump", "Jumpin' at the Woodside"), pianist, songwriter and bandleader began as an accompanist to vaudeville acts. He joined the Bennie Moten orchestra in Kansas City, later organizing his own orchestra and performing on bigband.kataxevolkreenuamand.infoinfo: Aug 21,
  6. William (Count) Basie, who produced more music with two fingers than most pianists get out of 10, died Thursday in a hospital in Hollywood, Fla., where he had been admitted March
  7. May 14,  · A nice compilation of tunes Count Basie recorded for Roulette from , when the band was at its popular peak. Neil Hefti is heavily-represented (Kid from Red Bank, Flight of the Foo Birds, and others), and Quincy Jones weighs in with the soulful For Lena and Lenny/5(3).
  8. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Gatefold Vinyl release of The Count Basie Years on Discogs.

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