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Basie

William, known as Count Basie. 1904--84, US jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer: associated particularly with the polished phrasing and style of big-band jazz
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In addition to the Ray Charles recording, SRI Jazz is releasing other previously lost Monad gems by such blues and jazz greats as Albert King, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Bill Henderson, Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Dexter Gordon, The Count Basie Orchestra and numerous others.
The landmarked building is known as the Paul Robeson Residence and has been home to a number of famous New Yorkers including Basie, Louis and actor Paul Robeson, for whom the building was dedicated.
By the 70s she had remarried A&R man Bob 'eile, who suggested she should record an album with Count Basie, who said they should record Bessie Smith songs.
His Basie period spanned 1964-84, which was the year of the Count's demise.
The instruments, which each cost between pounds 2,500 and pounds 5,000, will shortly be shipped over to the Count Basie Orchestra in America.
Foster, winner of two Grammy Awards, started playing the flute and saxophone as a teenager, later moving to Michigan to become a part of the Count Basie Orchestra.
The pairing of Basie and Sinatra was magical, causing Sinatra to say it was "probably the most exciting engagement I've ever done in my life".
There will be hits from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie to Frank Sinatra and Robbie Williams, all accompanied by The National Festival Orchestra.
In its 27th year, Swing Shift is a 16-piece band inspired by the music of Count Basie.
Dream lucky; when FDR was in the White House, Count Basie was on the radio, and everyone wore a hat.
So we heard Critic's Choice in a Buddy Rich arrangement, Hallelujah Time from the Woody Herman book and a clutch of Neil Hefti tunes written for the Count Basie band.
The jazz age of the 1920s and 1930s saw them play and record with leading blackled jazz bands--including those of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Louis Armstrong (who had taken up the trumpet in a New Orleans orphanage).