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||63,996 listeners|
|3||Play on spotify||Jumpin' At the Woodside||61,873 listeners|
|4||Play on spotify||The Kid from Red Bank||43,314 listeners|
|5||Play on spotify||Lester Leaps in||41,719 listeners|
|6||Play on spotify||Splanky||36,547 listeners|
|7||Play on spotify||Jive At Five||30,820 listeners|
|8||Play on spotify||Corner Pocket||27,913 listeners|
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