Red Bank, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States (1904 – 1984)
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.
|1||Play on youtube||Rusty Dusty Blues||
|2||Play on youtube||One O'Clock Jump||
|3||Splanky - Remix; 1994 Remastered Version||
|4||Play on youtube||April In Paris||
|5||Play on youtube||Topsy||
|6||Play on youtube||Sent for You Yesterday||
|7||Play on youtube||Splanky||
|8||Play on youtube||It's Oh, so nice||
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