Count Basie
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April In Paris
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Blue And Sentimental (2004 Remastered Version)
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One O'Clock Jump
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Swinging The Blues
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Jumpin' at the Woodside

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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 ins... Read more

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