"If you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night!" - Count Basie

"If you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night!" - Count Basie

William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, and in 1936 took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others.

William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, and in 1936 took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others.

Count Basie - The Essential Count Basie, Volume 1 at Discogs

Count Basie - The Essential Count Basie, Volume 1 at Discogs

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The Best of Count Basie [Roulette/Pablo] [CD]

The Best of Count Basie [Roulette/Pablo] [CD]

Count Basie "Me and the boys would like to thank you for coming out to hear us tonight..."

Count Basie "Me and the boys would like to thank you for coming out to hear us tonight..."

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