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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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Late in his life she formed a friendship with Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, from whom she bought his Count Basie bronze and who gifted her several plaster sculptures.
Murray presents readers with a the autobiography of jazz immortal and cultural icon William James oCounto Basie as Basie himself related it to the author prior to his death in 1984.
Count Basie Orchestra, "A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas!" (Concord)
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.
A veteran stagehand, Patton worked on shows like ''Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In,'' ''The Flip Wilson Show'' and ''The Richard Pryor Show.'' He moved onstage for a shuffling dance to Count Basie's ''Jumpin' at the Woodside'' on ''The Gong Show,'' the absurdist talent show hosted by Chuck Barris.
TERESA BREWER WITH COUNT BASIE /TERESA BREWER WITH DUKE ELLINGTON (AC A E) DURING the 1950s Teresa Brewer was one of the biggest stars in the world, with a series of top ten hits.
"C is for Count Basie, the jazz pianist and songwriter.
Donors could choose their giving levels, from being part of "the rhythm section" all the way up through bandleaders Count Basie and Glenn Miller--a cute idea--and they could also choose the programs they wanted most to assist, from homelessness prevention to at-risk youth to seniors to veterans.
Kicking things off: "The Best Is Yet To Come" by Ol' Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, backed up by the Count Basie Orchestra.