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Count Basie, Masters of Jazz - such a wonderful jazzpianist - love listening to his music

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"If you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night!" - Count Basie

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Frank Sinatra and Count Basie - better than Peanut Butter and Jam

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Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie

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Classic Concert Posters: Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald

Classic Concert Posters: Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald

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Count Basie - 1962 - And The Kansas City 7 (Impulse!) de l'album Impulse! Records

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Count Basie (American jazz pianist organist bandleader) After years of entertaining others with his jazz piano he went on his own to form the Count Basie Jazz Orchestra which entertained audiences for fifty odd years. The albums he is noted for are "Basie At Newport" and "Ella and Basie." The songs he is known for are Everyday (I Have the Blues), April In Paris and One O'Clock Jump.

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William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, and in 1936 took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others.

Art Tatum, Erroll Garner and Count Basie

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Count Basie on piano, Lester Young standing

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