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Count Basie & His Orchestra


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William “Count” Basie (see Count Basie) (1904 - 1984) was a jazz pianist, organist, composer, and bandleader. He created a swing band in the early 1930s that was a favorite of many dancers and of vocalists including Billie Holiday.

The Count Basie Orchestra is a 16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era. The band survived the late-forties decline in big band popularity and went on to produce notable collaborations with singers such as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald in the fifties and sixties. The group continued to perform and record as a ‘ghost band’ after Count Basie’s death, and are currently under the leadership of Bill Hughes.

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  • MikeManger

    Count Basie Orchestra would be just as accurate.

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • HEHY

    "Count Basie and His Orchestra" - right name of the artist, check your tag, check front cover cd too.

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • simillarian

    No shouts because most CD's were released as only Count Basie. Rather than this more correct name (for most of his work). So, when ripped, he was incorrectly tagged by people who did not know any better.

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
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    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • barryvs

    No shouts up until now?

    23 Mar 2011 Reply

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