Count Basie

Count Basie

Count Basie


Latest Release

1940-1941 album art
  • 1940-1941
  • May 2024
  • 24 Songs

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April In Paris
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Swingin' the Blues
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Count Basie


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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