Count Basie

Count Basie

Count Basie

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Latest Release

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  • Midnight Reverie
  • December 2023
  • 30 Songs

Top Songs

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April In Paris
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Swingin' the Blues
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Blue and Sentimental [2004 Remaster]
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Lester Leaps In
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South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)

Albums

  • Big Bands Are Back

    Nov 2023 • 9 songs

  • In Concert

    Aug 2023 • 19 songs

  • Live at Fabrik Hamburg 1981, Vol. 1

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Count Basie

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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 instrument was his band, which was considered the epitome of swing and became broadly influential on ja...
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