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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.

Basie's Best ‎(8-Trk, Album, Comp). Columbia Special Products. Count Basie And His Orchestra. Basie's Best! A Collection Of Immortal Performances ‎(LP, Comp).

The rest also comes off well - the ballads fare the best, showing off the quieter side of the band, stretching out and luxuriating on pieces like "Do You Want to Know a Secret.

Count Basie was able to get many of the greatest instrumentalists and vocalists in jazz to be a part of his orchestra, including Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Sweets Edison, Joe Jones, Joe Williams, Snooky Young, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Frank Wess, and Clark Terry amongst others. Part of the appeal of The Count Basie Orchestra is its dynamics. Its containment of power, as the band’s sections blend a broad spectrum of harmonization until its full strength is realized, never fails to fulfill audience expectations Arstash.

Count Basie: An Introduction to Count Basie: His Best Recordings, 1936-1944 (Best of Jazz, 1996) Basie's first band produced a string of jazz classics: "One O'clock Jump," "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Swingin' the Blues," "Down for Double," etc. Many were collectively worked out "head arrangements," while others were crafted by such gifted writers as Eddie Durham, Buster Smith, and Buck Clayton. As lead trombonist Grover Mitchell proudly declared at the time, "Best damn album we've made in five years!" Count Basie & Oscar Peterson: Satch and Josh (Pablo/OJC, 1974) At first, you might not expect this piano duo to work. After all, the flamboyant Peterson seems to play more notes in a single solo than the economical Basie did in his entire career.

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Count Basie - Basie's Best album
Performer: Count Basie
Title: Basie's Best
Category: Other
Released: 1953
Rating: 4.6/5
Votes: 178
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