Complete your Count Basie collection. At The Piano (10", Album). The Dirty Dozens (10", Comp, Mono). UM 233 130. Count Basie.
Succès de Count Basie No 1 - Count Basie Au Piano (10", Album). CID (2). France. At The Piano (10", Album, Mono).
William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. In 1935, Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, the Count Basie 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.
I Told You So is a 1976 album recorded at RCA studios, New York City on January 12, 13 and 14 1976 and released in 1976, featuring Count Basie and his orchestra. All the titles were arranged by Bill Holman. The producer was Norman Granz. The disc was issued on the Pablo Records label and marketed by Polydor. Blues for Alfy" – 4:42. Something to Live For" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 3:41.
Biography by William Ruhlmann. One of the towering figures in big-band jazz, with a lean piano style and a gift for setting tempos and making a rhythm section swing.
Count Basie was among the most important bandleaders of the swing era. With the exception of a brief period in the early '50s, he led a big band from 1935 until his death almost 50 years later, and the band continued to perform after he died. Basie's orchestra was characterized by a light, swinging rhythm section that he led from the piano, lively ensemble work, and generous soloing. Basie was not a composer like Duke Ellington or an important soloist like Benny Goodman. His album Standing Ovation earned a 1969 Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance by a Large Group or Soloist with Large Group (Eight or More), and in 1970, with Oliver Nelson as arranger/conductor, he recorded Afrique, an experimental, avant-garde album that earned a 1971 Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band.
Count Basie Story is a double album by pianist, composer and bandleader Count Basie featuring tracks originally performed by his orchestra in the 1930s and 1940s rerecorded in 1960 as a celebration of its 25th anniversary and first released on the Roulette label. Selections from the 2-LP set were also released as Roulette's The Best of Basie in 1962 and The Best of Basie Vol. 2 in 1964. The album was rereleased with bonus tracks in 2004 to commemorate Basie's 100th birthday.
13: Count Basie (1904-1984) Like fellow jazz aristocrat Duke Ellington, Count Basie’s prowess at the piano was often eclipsed by his role as a successful bandleader. Originally from Red Bank, New Jersey, Bill Basie rose to fame during the big-band swing epoch with popular tunes such as ‘One O’clock Jump’. He usually led from the piano, adhering to a minimalistic less-is-more aesthetic and employing forceful percussive accenting and octaves so that his bluesy notes cut through the full band sound. Jamal (who converted to Islam in 1950) first recorded for OKeh in 1951, but it was later in the same decade when took his position among the best jazz pianists of all time, with the best-selling live album At The Pershing, which took his music to a larger audience. A master of musical understatement.
Count Basie Verve Records. It’s a stunning way to open Sinatra’s first ever live album, 'Sinatra At The Sands'. Count Basie Verve Records. 16 June at 07:21 ·. Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Duke Ellington are great artist. he planets’ whose music will live forever LUCKY THOMPSON. Remembering saxophonist Lucky Thompson, who was born on 16 June 1924 in South Carolina (he is photographed below by William Gottlieb at the Three Deuces in 1948).