Count Basie

Count Basie

Count Basie


Latest Release

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  • Please Send Me Someone To Love
  • February 2023
  • 1 Song

Top Songs

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Singin' In The Rain
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Lester Leaps In
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South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)
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Li'l Darlin' [1994 Remaster]
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April In Paris [Alternate Take]


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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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