Count Basie

Count Basie

American jazz musician and composer (1904–1984)
A towering figure in big-band jazz, with a lean piano style and a gift for setting tempos and making a rhythm section swing.
BornAugust 21, 1904
HometownRed Bank, New Jersey, United States of America
SpouseCatherine Morgan (m 1942 - 1983)
ParentsHarvey Lee Basie , Lillian Basie
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Basin Street Revue
Basin Street Revue
0h 40min
1956
Rhythm and Blues Revue
Rhythm and Blues Revue
1h 11min
1955
Jazz Icons
Jazz Icons
2012

Albums

1936-1944
1936-1944
1996
Soloist 1941-1959
Soloist 1941-1959
1995
Cream Series: Count Basie, Vol. 2 (1937-39)
Cream Series: Count Basie, Vol. 2 (1937-39)
1992
Basie's Basement
Basie's Basement
1992
Kansas City
Kansas City
1991
Class of '54
Class of '54
1989
Farmer's Market Barbecue
Farmer's Market Barbecue
1982
Basie on the Beatles
Basie on the Beatles
1970
Jazz Fest Masters: Count Basie
Jazz Fest Masters: Count Basie
1969
Basie Straight Ahead
Basie Straight Ahead
1967
Basie's Beatle Bag
Basie's Beatle Bag
1966
Basie Picks the Winners
Basie Picks the Winners
1965
Our Shining Hour
Our Shining Hour
1965
Pop Goes the Basie
Pop Goes the Basie
1964
On My Way & Shoutin' Again
On My Way & Shoutin' Again
1963
Americans in Sweden, Vol. 1
Americans in Sweden, Vol. 1
1954
Americans in Sweden, Vol. 2
Americans in Sweden, Vol. 2
1954
Guard Sessions 53-54/55-56
Guard Sessions 53-54/55-56
2011
Souvenirs
Souvenirs
2009
Blues by Basie/Dance Parade
Blues by Basie/Dance Parade
2007
Jazz Icons: Live in '62
Jazz Icons: Live in '62
2006
Count Basie & Friends [DVD]
Count Basie & Friends [DVD]
2005
NEA Jazz Masters
NEA Jazz Masters
2005
Count Basie [MTJ]
Count Basie [MTJ]
2005
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
2004

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