Count Basie

Count Basie

Count Basie

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Latest Release

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  • Things Goes Bye Bye
  • January 2022
  • 30 Songs

Top Songs

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Li'l Darlin' [1994 Remaster]
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Singin' In The Rain
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Blue and Sentimental [2004 Remaster]
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One O'Clock Jump
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Honeysuckle Rose

Albums

  • Count Basie and His Orchestra

    May 2021 • 14 songs

  • Golden Age of Jazz

    May 2021 • 84 songs

  • The Count Basie Collection

    Apr 2021 • 21 songs

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Count Basie

Biography

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 1935 until his death almost 50 years later, and the band continued to perform after he died. Basie's orchestra was characterized by a light, swinging rhythm section that he led from the piano, lively ensemble work, and generous soloing. Basie was not a composer like Duke Ellington or an important soloist like Benny Goodman. His instrument was his band, which was considered the epitome of swing and became broadly influential on ja...
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