Count Basie

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  • jazz
  • swing
  • big band
  • piano
  • blues
William "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904– April 26, 1984) was a jazz pianist, organist, composer, and bandleader. As a pianist, he had a distinctive and influential style (the song title "Splanky" is an onomatopoetic reference to the sound of his playing), equally at home in the barrelhouse and the concert hall. Willie "The Lion" Smith, James P. Johnson, and Fats Waller were among his influences.

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Albums

Basie Jam (2006)
Basie's Blues (2006)
Count Basie's Finest Hour (2002)
Kansas City Powerhouse (2002)
King of Swing (2002)
Class of '54 (2001)
April in Paris (disc 2) (2000)
Midnite Jazz & Blues: Blue & Sentimental (2000)
Afrique (1999)
Basie's Beatle Bag (1998)
Warm Breeze (1998)
Farmers Market Barbecue (1996)
Me and You (1996)
Basie's Bag (1994)
Listen... You Shall Hear (1994)
The Atomic Mr. Basie (1994)
The Best of the Roulette Years (1992)
Basie One More Time (1991)
Kansas City 6 (1981)
Basie (1957)
Mostly Blues...and Some Others
April in Paris
Basie and Friends
Basie Boogie
Basie in London
Basie's Basement
Chairman of the Board
Compact Jazz: Count Basie
Cool Too
Count Basie
Count Basie and His Great Vocalists
Count Basie Swings
Cute
Fancy Pants
Gold
Kansas City Shout
Li'l Ol' Groovemaker
One O'Clock Jump
Pop Classics
Round Trip
Sophisticated Swing
Swings
Swingstation
The Jazz Collector Edition

Singles

1944-1956 (1995)
Blues Alley

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