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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|2||Play on spotify||April In Paris||63,892 listeners|
|3||Play on spotify||Jumpin' At the Woodside||61,802 listeners|
|4||Play on spotify||The Kid from Red Bank||43,332 listeners|
|5||Play on spotify||Lester Leaps in||41,818 listeners|
|6||Play on spotify||Splanky||36,536 listeners|
|7||Play on spotify||Jive At Five||30,800 listeners|
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