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

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

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.

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.

3 Key Highlights About Wilbur Dorsey Clayton: Lead soloist with the first great Count Basie band until he was drafted into World War II Leader of the “Harlem Gentlemen” in Shanghai Arranged music for Count Basie, Henry James, Benny Goodman, and numerous other artists Jazz musician, Wilbur Dorsey Cla...3 Key Highlights About Wilbur Dorsey Clayton: Lead soloist with the first great Count Basie band until he was drafted into World War II Leader of the “Harlem Gentlemen” in Shanghai Arranged…

3 Key Highlights About Wilbur Dorsey Clayton: Lead soloist with the first great Count Basie band until he was drafted into World War II Leader of the “Harlem Gentlemen” in Shanghai Arranged music for Count Basie, Henry James, Benny Goodman, and numerous other artists Jazz musician, Wilbur Dorsey Cla...3 Key Highlights About Wilbur Dorsey Clayton: Lead soloist with the first great Count Basie band until he was drafted into World War II Leader of the “Harlem Gentlemen” in Shanghai Arranged…

Count Basie ‎– Basie Jam

Count Basie ‎– Basie Jam

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Saw Molly Johnson w/ Count Basie - Orchestra, at the TO Jazzfest 2011. Double treat!

Saw Molly Johnson w/ Count Basie - Orchestra, at the TO Jazzfest 2011. Double treat!

Count Basie Count On The Coast Vol. II 1983 Swedish vinyl LP PHONT7555: COUNT BASIE Count On The Coast Vol. II (1983 Swedish only 10-track…

Count Basie Count On The Coast Vol. II 1983 Swedish vinyl LP PHONT7555: COUNT BASIE Count On The Coast Vol. II (1983 Swedish only 10-track…

Count Basie (jazz musician and bandleader) (1904 - 1984) Born in Red Bank, N.J.

Count Basie (jazz musician and bandleader) (1904 - 1984) Born in Red Bank, N.J.

Count Basie, Cleveland Eaton  - Special Midnight - Booty's Blues

Count Basie, Cleveland Eaton - Special Midnight - Booty's Blues

Count Basie - Count Basie

Count Basie - Count Basie

JoanMira - 3 - In the heat of the night: Count Basie - "Sweet Georgina Brown" - Video - Mus...

JoanMira - 3 - In the heat of the night: Count Basie - "Sweet Georgina Brown" - Video - Mus...

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