COUNT BASIE

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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.

As a bandleader, he created an organization (built upon the remains of Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra) that was a favorite both of dancers and of vocalists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan, and of course Billie Holiday. Equally important, it kept many musicians employed through lean years. Many jazz musicians of note built their chops and earned their bread and butter in Basie's organization.

In addition to Basie, the swinging "All American Rhythm Section" of his orchestra included greats such
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COUNT BASIE Decca Presents One O'Clock Jump: An Album of 0.00 | 0 ratings
Decca Presents One O'Clock Jump: An Album of "Jump" Music Played by Count Basie and His Orchestra
Big Band 1941
COUNT BASIE Blues by Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues by Basie
Big Band 1944
COUNT BASIE Count Basie at the Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie at the Piano
Swing 1949
COUNT BASIE Count Basie And His Orchestra (1952) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie And His Orchestra (1952)
Swing 1952
COUNT BASIE Count Basie Big Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie Big Band
Big Band 1952
COUNT BASIE Count Basie Dance Parade (aka The Count aka Basie Bash!) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie Dance Parade (aka The Count aka Basie Bash!)
Big Band 1952
COUNT BASIE Dance Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance Session
Big Band 1954
COUNT BASIE Basie Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie Jazz
Big Band 1954
COUNT BASIE The Old Count And The New Count album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Old Count And The New Count
Big Band 1954
COUNT BASIE Basie (aka The Band Of Distinction) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie (aka The Band Of Distinction)
Big Band 1955
COUNT BASIE Dance Session Album #2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance Session Album #2
Big Band 1955
COUNT BASIE Count Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie
Big Band 1955
COUNT BASIE Count Basie (aka Horizons du Jazz No 5 - Basie's Basement aka Basie's Basement) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie (aka Horizons du Jazz No 5 - Basie's Basement aka Basie's Basement)
Big Band 1955
COUNT BASIE Count Basie Swings--Joe Williams Sings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie Swings--Joe Williams Sings
Big Band 1955
COUNT BASIE Basie's Back In Town album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie's Back In Town
Big Band 1955
COUNT BASIE The Count! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Count!
Bop 1955
COUNT BASIE Count Basie And His Band That Swings The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie And His Band That Swings The Blues
Big Band 1956
COUNT BASIE The Greatest! Count Basie Plays...Joe Williams Sings Standards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Greatest! Count Basie Plays...Joe Williams Sings Standards
Big Band 1956
COUNT BASIE Count Basie And His Orchestra Featuring Lester Young ‎: Lester Leaps In album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie And His Orchestra Featuring Lester Young ‎: Lester Leaps In
Big Band 1956
COUNT BASIE Count Basie And His Orchestra : The Count album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie And His Orchestra : The Count
Big Band 1957
COUNT BASIE April in Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
April in Paris
Big Band 1957
COUNT BASIE One O'Clock Jump album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One O'Clock Jump
Big Band 1957
COUNT BASIE Basie (aka E=MC2 + Count Basie Orchestra) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Basie (aka E=MC2 + Count Basie Orchestra)
Big Band 1958
COUNT BASIE Count Basie Presents Eddie Davis Trio Plus Joe Newman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie Presents Eddie Davis Trio Plus Joe Newman
Swing 1958
COUNT BASIE Basie Plays Hefti album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie Plays Hefti
Big Band 1958
COUNT BASIE Basie and Eckstine, Inc. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie and Eckstine, Inc.
Vocal Jazz 1958
COUNT BASIE Hall of Fame album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hall of Fame
Big Band 1959
COUNT BASIE Compositions Of Count Basie And Others album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Compositions Of Count Basie And Others
Big Band 1959
COUNT BASIE Count Basie Swings / Tony Bennett Sings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie Swings / Tony Bennett Sings
Vocal Jazz 1959
COUNT BASIE Chairman of the Board album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chairman of the Board
Big Band 1959
COUNT BASIE Basie One More Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie One More Time
Big Band 1959
COUNT BASIE Sing Along With Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sing Along With Basie
Vocal Jazz 1959
COUNT BASIE Basie's Basement album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie's Basement
Big Band 1959
COUNT BASIE Basie / Eckstine, Inc. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie / Eckstine, Inc.
Vocal Jazz 1959
COUNT BASIE The Count Swings Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Count Swings Out
Big Band 1959
COUNT BASIE String Along with Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
String Along with Basie
Big Band 1960
COUNT BASIE Dance Along With Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance Along With Basie
Big Band 1960
COUNT BASIE Plays Benny Carter - Kansas City Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Benny Carter - Kansas City Suite
Big Band 1960
COUNT BASIE Just The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just The Blues
Big Band 1960
COUNT BASIE Not Now, I'll Tell You When album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Not Now, I'll Tell You When
Big Band 1960
COUNT BASIE The Essential album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential
Big Band 1961
COUNT BASIE Count Basie / Sarah Vaughan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie / Sarah Vaughan
Vocal Jazz 1961
COUNT BASIE Count Basie and the Kansas City 7 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie and the Kansas City 7
Swing 1962
COUNT BASIE Back With Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back With Basie
Big Band 1962
COUNT BASIE On My Way & Shoutin' Again! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On My Way & Shoutin' Again!
Big Band 1962
COUNT BASIE Easin' It (Music From The Pen Of Frank Foster) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Easin' It (Music From The Pen Of Frank Foster)
Big Band 1963
COUNT BASIE More Hits Of The '50's And '60's (aka Frankly Speaking) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Hits Of The '50's And '60's (aka Frankly Speaking)
Big Band 1963
COUNT BASIE This Time By Basie! Hits Of The 50's & 60's album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
This Time By Basie! Hits Of The 50's & 60's
Big Band 1963
COUNT BASIE Swingin' The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swingin' The Blues
Big Band 1963
COUNT BASIE Li'l Ol' Groovemaker album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Li'l Ol' Groovemaker
Big Band 1963
COUNT BASIE Basie Land album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Basie Land
Big Band 1964
COUNT BASIE The World Of Count Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The World Of Count Basie
Swing 1964
COUNT BASIE Count Basie In Kansas City: Bennie Moten's Great Band Of 1930-1932 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie In Kansas City: Bennie Moten's Great Band Of 1930-1932
Big Band 1965
COUNT BASIE A Portrait Of An Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Portrait Of An Orchestra
Big Band 1965
COUNT BASIE Basie Picks The Winners album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie Picks The Winners
Big Band 1965
COUNT BASIE Pop Goes The Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pop Goes The Basie
Big Band 1965
COUNT BASIE Count Basie & Maynard Ferguson : Big Bands Scene '65 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie & Maynard Ferguson : Big Bands Scene '65
Big Band 1965
COUNT BASIE Count At The Organ album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count At The Organ
Swing 1965
COUNT BASIE Basie Swingin' Voices Singin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie Swingin' Voices Singin'
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1966
COUNT BASIE Basie Meets Bond album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Basie Meets Bond
Big Band 1966
COUNT BASIE Basie's Beatle Bag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie's Beatle Bag
Big Band 1966
COUNT BASIE Broadway Basie's...Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Broadway Basie's...Way
Big Band 1966
COUNT BASIE Basie's Beat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie's Beat
Big Band 1967
COUNT BASIE Basie's In The Bag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie's In The Bag
Big Band 1967
COUNT BASIE Hollywood...Basie's Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hollywood...Basie's Way
Big Band 1967
COUNT BASIE Captures Walt Disney's The Happiest Millionaire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Captures Walt Disney's The Happiest Millionaire
Big Band 1967
COUNT BASIE Half A Sixpence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Half A Sixpence
Big Band 1967
COUNT BASIE Count Basie & The Mills Brothers ‎: The Board Of Directors album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie & The Mills Brothers ‎: The Board Of Directors
Big Band 1968
COUNT BASIE Straight Ahead album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Straight Ahead
Big Band 1968
COUNT BASIE Fantail album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fantail
Big Band 1968
COUNT BASIE Basie On The Beatles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie On The Beatles
Big Band 1969
COUNT BASIE Count Basie (1969) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie (1969)
Big Band 1969
COUNT BASIE Basic Basie (aka Evergreens) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Basic Basie (aka Evergreens)
Big Band 1969
COUNT BASIE High Voltage album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
High Voltage
Big Band 1970
COUNT BASIE Have A Nice Day album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Have A Nice Day
Big Band 1971
COUNT BASIE Afrique album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afrique
Big Band 1971
COUNT BASIE Basie Double Album album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie Double Album
Big Band 1972
COUNT BASIE Basie's Best (aka Count Basie And His Orchestra) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie's Best (aka Count Basie And His Orchestra)
Big Band 1974
COUNT BASIE I Got Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Got Rhythm
Big Band 1974
COUNT BASIE Count Basie And Illinois Jacquet ‎: Boogie Woogie (1945-1946) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie And Illinois Jacquet ‎: Boogie Woogie (1945-1946)
Swing 1974
COUNT BASIE The Bosses album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bosses
Blues 1974
COUNT BASIE Satch and Josh album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satch and Josh
Swing 1975
COUNT BASIE Basie Big Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie Big Band
Big Band 1975
COUNT BASIE Basie Jam album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie Jam
Swing 1975
COUNT BASIE Count Basie With The Mills Brothers : Sixteen Great Performances album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie With The Mills Brothers : Sixteen Great Performances
Vocal Jazz 1975
COUNT BASIE Count Basie Plays Quincy Jones & Neal Hefti album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie Plays Quincy Jones & Neal Hefti
Big Band 1975
COUNT BASIE Count Basie With Illinois Jacquet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie With Illinois Jacquet
Swing 1975
COUNT BASIE Count Basie / Kansas City 3 ‎: For The Second Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie / Kansas City 3 ‎: For The Second Time
Swing 1975
COUNT BASIE Count Basie And Duke Ellington ‎: Incontro album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie And Duke Ellington ‎: Incontro
Big Band 1976
COUNT BASIE I Told You So album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Told You So
Big Band 1976
COUNT BASIE Basie & Zoot album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie & Zoot
Swing 1976
COUNT BASIE The Gifted Ones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gifted Ones
Swing 1977
COUNT BASIE Prime Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prime Time
Big Band 1977
COUNT BASIE Basie Jam 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie Jam 2
Swing 1977
COUNT BASIE Count Basie & Dizzy Gillespie ‎: The Gifted Ones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie & Dizzy Gillespie ‎: The Gifted Ones
Swing 1979
COUNT BASIE Basie Jam #3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie Jam #3
Swing 1979
COUNT BASIE On The Road album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On The Road
Big Band 1980
COUNT BASIE Count Basie & Oscar Peterson ‎: 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie & Oscar Peterson ‎: "Night Rider"
Swing 1980
COUNT BASIE Kansas City Shout album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City Shout
Swing 1980
COUNT BASIE Kansas City 5 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City 5
Big Band 1981
COUNT BASIE Warm Breeze album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Warm Breeze
Big Band 1981
COUNT BASIE Farmers Market Barbecue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Farmers Market Barbecue
Big Band 1982
COUNT BASIE Kansas City 6 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City 6
Swing 1982
COUNT BASIE Me and You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Me and You
Big Band 1983
COUNT BASIE Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson : The Timekeepers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson : The Timekeepers
Swing 1983
COUNT BASIE Count On The Coast album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count On The Coast
Big Band 1983
COUNT BASIE 0.00 | 0 ratings
"88 Basie Street"
Big Band 1984
COUNT BASIE Kansas City 7 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City 7
Swing 1984
COUNT BASIE Yessir, That's My Baby album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yessir, That's My Baby
Swing 1986
COUNT BASIE Mostly Blues...and Some Others album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mostly Blues...and Some Others
Swing 1986
COUNT BASIE 0.00 | 0 ratings
"Fancy Pants"
Big Band 1986
COUNT BASIE Basie and Friends album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Basie and Friends
Swing 1987
COUNT BASIE Loose Walk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loose Walk
Swing 1988

COUNT BASIE EPs & splits

COUNT BASIE Count Basie And The Kansas City Seven / Lester Young E Seu Quarteto : Count Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie And The Kansas City Seven / Lester Young E Seu Quarteto : Count Basie
Swing 1950
COUNT BASIE Count Basie & Joe Williams / Dizzy Gillespie & Mary Lou Williams ‎: At Newport album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie & Joe Williams / Dizzy Gillespie & Mary Lou Williams ‎: At Newport
Big Band 1957

COUNT BASIE live albums

COUNT BASIE Basie in London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie in London
Big Band 1956
COUNT BASIE At Newport album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Newport
Big Band 1957
COUNT BASIE Rock-A-Bye Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rock-A-Bye Basie
Big Band 1958
COUNT BASIE Breakfast Dance And Barbecue album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Breakfast Dance And Barbecue
Big Band 1959
COUNT BASIE Basie At Birdland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie At Birdland
Big Band 1961
COUNT BASIE Count Basie, Jon Hendricks : Live Recording At Birdland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie, Jon Hendricks : Live Recording At Birdland
Big Band 1961
COUNT BASIE Basie In Sweden album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie In Sweden
Swing 1962
COUNT BASIE Standing Ovation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Standing Ovation
Swing 1969
COUNT BASIE At The Savoy Ballroom 1937 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Savoy Ballroom 1937
Big Band 1971
COUNT BASIE 1972-04-17 Live at Salle Pleyel (Paris Jazz Concert Highlights) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1972-04-17 Live at Salle Pleyel (Paris Jazz Concert Highlights)
Big Band 1972
COUNT BASIE The Live Big Band Sound Of Count Basie And His Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Live Big Band Sound Of Count Basie And His Orchestra
Big Band 1974
COUNT BASIE Basie, Getz & Vaughan : Live At Birdland Jazz Corner Of The World N.Y.C., N.Y., U.S.A. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie, Getz & Vaughan : Live At Birdland Jazz Corner Of The World N.Y.C., N.Y., U.S.A.
Vocal Jazz 1975
COUNT BASIE Count Basie Jam Montreaux '75 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie Jam Montreaux '75
Big Band 1975
COUNT BASIE Count Basie Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie Live
Big Band 1976
COUNT BASIE Kansas City Style album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City Style
Big Band 1977
COUNT BASIE Count Basie Jam / Montreux '77 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie Jam / Montreux '77
Big Band 1977
COUNT BASIE Basie Jam: Montreux '77 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie Jam: Montreux '77
Swing 1977
COUNT BASIE Count Basie At The Famous Door 1938-1939 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie At The Famous Door 1938-1939
Big Band 1978
COUNT BASIE Live in Japan '78 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Japan '78
Big Band 1985
COUNT BASIE Basie In Europe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie In Europe
Big Band 1985
COUNT BASIE Kansas City 8: Get Together album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City 8: Get Together
Swing 1986
COUNT BASIE Count Basie at the Savoy Ballroom, New York City 1937 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie at the Savoy Ballroom, New York City 1937
Big Band 1988
COUNT BASIE Live In Antibes, 1968 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Antibes, 1968
Big Band 1988
COUNT BASIE Live 1958 And 1959 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live 1958 And 1959
Big Band 1989
COUNT BASIE Fun Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fun Time
Big Band 1991
COUNT BASIE Basie's Bag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie's Bag
Big Band 1992
COUNT BASIE Corner Pocket album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Corner Pocket
Big Band 1992
COUNT BASIE Live at the Sands album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Sands
Big Band 1998
COUNT BASIE 1960-03-29 Live at Palais De Chaillot album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1960-03-29 Live at Palais De Chaillot
Big Band 1999
COUNT BASIE Good Time Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Good Time Blues
Big Band 2004
COUNT BASIE Live in 1953 at Birdland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in 1953 at Birdland
Big Band 2005

COUNT BASIE demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

COUNT BASIE re-issues & compilations

COUNT BASIE Count Basie and his Orchestra album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Count Basie and his Orchestra
Big Band 1954
COUNT BASIE Count Basie Classics album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Count Basie Classics
Big Band 1955
COUNT BASIE Blues by Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues by Basie
Swing 1956
COUNT BASIE King Of Swing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
King Of Swing
Big Band 1956
COUNT BASIE Basie Roars Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie Roars Again
Big Band 1956
COUNT BASIE Basie Rides Again! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie Rides Again!
Big Band 1956
COUNT BASIE The Swinging Count! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Swinging Count!
Big Band 1956
COUNT BASIE Basie's Best album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie's Best
Big Band 1957
COUNT BASIE Live From Birdland - Breakfast Dance And Barbecue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live From Birdland - Breakfast Dance And Barbecue
Big Band 1961
COUNT BASIE The Best Of Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Basie
Big Band 1962
COUNT BASIE Count Basie / Joe Williams ‎– Every Day I Have The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie / Joe Williams ‎– Every Day I Have The Blues
Blues 1966
COUNT BASIE The World Of Count Basie : The Most Powerfull Force In Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The World Of Count Basie : The Most Powerfull Force In Jazz
Swing 1969
COUNT BASIE The Newport Years Volume VI album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Newport Years Volume VI
Big Band 1973
COUNT BASIE Basie's Timing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie's Timing
Big Band 1976
COUNT BASIE 0.00 | 0 ratings
"Early Count" (aka The Complete Decca Recordings)
Big Band 1976
COUNT BASIE The First Records He Ever Made October 9, 1936-July 7, 1937 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The First Records He Ever Made October 9, 1936-July 7, 1937
Swing 1979
COUNT BASIE The Best Of Count Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Count Basie
Big Band 1980
COUNT BASIE Plays Benny Carter - Kansas City Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Benny Carter - Kansas City Suite
Big Band 1980
COUNT BASIE Singin' Up A Storm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Singin' Up A Storm
Big Band 1982
COUNT BASIE The Essential Count Basie, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Count Basie, Volume 1
Big Band 1987
COUNT BASIE The Essential Count Basie, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Count Basie, Volume 2
Big Band 1987
COUNT BASIE The Essential Count Basie, Volume 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Count Basie, Volume 3
Big Band 1988
COUNT BASIE Basie Boogie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie Boogie
Big Band 1989
COUNT BASIE Compact Jazz – The Standards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Compact Jazz – The Standards
Big Band 1989
COUNT BASIE Class of '54 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Class of '54
Big Band 1989
COUNT BASIE Count Basie 1937-1943 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie 1937-1943
Big Band 1990
COUNT BASIE The Best of the Roulette Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of the Roulette Years
Big Band 1991
COUNT BASIE The Complete Roulette Live Recordings Of Count Basie and His Orchestra (1959-1962) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Roulette Live Recordings Of Count Basie and His Orchestra (1959-1962)
Big Band 1991
COUNT BASIE Basie's Basement album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basie's Basement
Big Band 1992
COUNT BASIE The Complete Atomic Basie album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Complete Atomic Basie
Big Band 1994
COUNT BASIE Verve Jazz Masters 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Verve Jazz Masters 2
Big Band 1994
COUNT BASIE Listen... You Shall Hear album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Listen... You Shall Hear
Big Band 1994
COUNT BASIE Jazz 'Round Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz 'Round Midnight
Big Band 1995
COUNT BASIE Count Basie and His Great Vocalists album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie and His Great Vocalists
Big Band 1995
COUNT BASIE Cute album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cute
Big Band 1996
COUNT BASIE Pop Classics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pop Classics
Big Band 1996
COUNT BASIE The Best of Early Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Early Basie
Big Band 1996
COUNT BASIE The Unbeatable Basie Beat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Unbeatable Basie Beat
Big Band 1996
COUNT BASIE Jazz Profile album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Profile
Big Band 1997
COUNT BASIE The Gold Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gold Collection
Big Band 1998
COUNT BASIE Swingstation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swingstation
Big Band 1999
COUNT BASIE Cool Too album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cool Too
Big Band 1999
COUNT BASIE Jazz Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Collection
Big Band 2000
COUNT BASIE Ken Burns Jazz: Definitive Count Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ken Burns Jazz: Definitive Count Basie
Big Band 2000
COUNT BASIE Complete 1941-1951 Columbia Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete 1941-1951 Columbia Recordings
Big Band 2001
COUNT BASIE Best of Count Basie and His Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best of Count Basie and His Orchestra
Big Band 2001
COUNT BASIE Count Basie's Finest Hour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie's Finest Hour
Big Band 2002
COUNT BASIE Kansas City Powerhouse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kansas City Powerhouse
Big Band 2002
COUNT BASIE Complete 1936-1941 Columbia Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete 1936-1941 Columbia Recordings
Big Band 2002
COUNT BASIE America's #1 Band: The Columbia Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
America's #1 Band: The Columbia Years
Big Band 2003
COUNT BASIE The Count Basie Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Count Basie Story
Big Band 2004
COUNT BASIE Jazz Moods: Hot album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Moods: Hot
Big Band 2004
COUNT BASIE The Jazz Biography album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jazz Biography
Big Band 2004
COUNT BASIE The Complete Clef/Verve Count Basie Fifties Studio Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Clef/Verve Count Basie Fifties Studio Recordings
Big Band 2005
COUNT BASIE Count Basie & His Atomic Band : Complete Live at the Crescendo 1958 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count Basie & His Atomic Band : Complete Live at the Crescendo 1958
Big Band 2016

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Sound Of Swing
Swing 2004

COUNT BASIE Reviews

COUNT BASIE Count Basie and his Orchestra

Boxset / Compilation · 1954 · Big Band
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This is a wonderful set of songs recorded in the late 30s when Basie was still on the Decca label. Although the style on here is decidedly the new swing style of the day, there are still a lot of remnants from the early New Orleans era that give this music a very warm and charming flavor. The horns have that bright and focused sound that goes back to the earliest days of jazz and the arrangements are mostly improvised, a tradition in jazz from the beginning. In a short year or two Basie will switch to written arrangements and some of that old school free spirit will leave.

Following these recordings, Basie will switch to the Capital label where his music will first become a little more aggressive and back-beat oriented, and then later lean more towards an elegant swing style. These Decca recordings represent some of the last of jazz’s more endearing improvisational and light-hearted emotional qualities. As usual, the famous Basie rhythm section is in full effect. They back-up Basie’s classic stride piano style by doubling the foundation of his rhythms and voicings and then pushing the beat like crazy. Although he is not credited, I'm sure thats the incredible Jimmy Rushing who provides his powerful voice to a couple old school blues numbers. This is a fun record from start to finish with no duds.

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