Count Basie



Count Basie

Rating
Active
1924 to 1984
Born
August 21, 1904 in Red Bank
Died
April 26, 1984
Location
Red Bank, NJ, United States
Biography
William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and to improvise accompaniment for silent films at a local movie theater in his home town of Red Bank, New Jersey. By age 16, he increasingly played jazz piano at parties, resorts and other venues. In 1924, he went to Harlem, where his performing career expanded; he toured with groups to the major jazz cities of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


The Jubilee Shows No. 26 & No. 32

The Jubilee Shows No. 26 & No. 32

Louis Armstrong February 26, 2019

19 Tracks

Count Basie - The Collection

Count Basie - The Collection

Count Basie December 8, 2016

20 Tracks

History

History

Count Basie April 11, 2016

15 Tracks

Jazz Inspiration

Jazz Inspiration

Count Basie October 24, 2014

19 Tracks

All That Jazz, Vol. 13: Basie's Boogie

All That Jazz, Vol. 13: Basie's Boogie

Count Basie September 2, 2014

23 Tracks

One O'Clock Jump

One O'Clock Jump

Ella Fitzgerald March 18, 2014

10 Tracks

Dance Parade

Dance Parade

Count Basie February 14, 2013

8 Tracks

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Tony Bennett January 3, 2013

17 Tracks

Count Basie: Verve Ultimate Cool

Count Basie: Verve Ultimate Cool

Count Basie January 1, 2013

12 Tracks

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