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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.
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(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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