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 (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.


(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


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William ( “Count” ), 1904–84, U.S. jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer.
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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.
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A variety of year-round theater performances, concerts and festivals are featured at the Monmouth Arts Center and Count Basie Theater in nearby Red Bank or at the PNC Bank Arts Center at Holmdel.
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The first time I arrived was with Count Basie and it poured with rain.
Its scope ranges from the founding of Walter Page's Blue Devils in Oklahoma City in 1925, to the heyday of the Bennie Moten and Count Basie big bands and singer "Big" Joe Turner in Kansas City, to Turner's 1955 television version of "Shake, Rattle and Roll," the song that started rock and roll via Bill Haley's cover version more than a decade after the demise of the Kansas City scene.
As one of the Bay Area's most beautiful art deco venues, the 81-year-old ballroom that once hosted A-listers like Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington is for sale.
14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PROJECT FX , the Count Basie Theatre 's statewide student film competition presented by Bank Of America , is live at www.