The Count Basie Orchestra



The Count Basie Orchestra

Rating
Active
1935 to 1950
Location
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Biography
The Count Basie Orchestra is a 16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era, founded by Count Basie in 1935 and recording regularly from 1936. Despite a brief disbandment at the beginning of the 1950s, the band survived long past the Big Band era itself and the death of Basie in 1984. It continues as a 'ghost band'. Originally including such musicians as Buck Clayton and Lester Young in the line-up, the band in the 1950s and 1960s made use of the work of such arrangers as Neal Hefti and featured musicians such as Thad Jones and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis.

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


A Classy Pair

A Classy Pair

Ella Fitzgerald August 28, 2006

9 Tracks

At Long Last

At Long Last

Rosemary Clooney February 21, 2006

16 Tracks

Breakfast Dance and Barbecue

Breakfast Dance and Barbecue

The Count Basie Orchestra September 11, 2001

18 Tracks

Big Boss Band

Big Boss Band

George Benson September 11, 1990

10 Tracks

THE GREATEST!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards

THE GREATEST!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards

The Count Basie Orchestra June 19, 1990

11 Tracks

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