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Ba·sie

 (bā′sē), William Known as "Count Basie." 1904-1984.
American musician. A pianist, band leader, and composer, he was a major force in jazz music and was especially famous for his big band sound.

Basie

(ˈbeɪsɪ)
n
(Biography) 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

Ba•sie

(ˈbeɪ si)

n.
William ( “Count” ), 1904–84, U.S. jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer.
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Whether writing about the Industrial or French Revolutions, bandits or the bourgeoisie, Count Basie, Count Bismarck, Wellington, Ellington, Vienna, Venice or Venezuela, Hobsbawm's erudition has been dazzling, his breadth of allusion truly encyclopaedic.