Basie, Count Bands and Artists Big Band Jazz
Born August 21, 1906, in Red Bank, NJ, William Basie was the son of two musicians. As a teenager he studied with two jazz piano masters, Fats Waller and James P. Johnson. In 1934 he founded his own band, recorded extensively with Decca records and toured the world, winning numerous honors and awards. He died April 26, 1984 in New York.
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- Selected Artist Biography - Count Basie - From PBS - Jazz: A Film By Ken big band Burns.
- Count Basie - Project page by Stuart Corbin at Duke University offers photos big band and brief biography.
- Verve Records: Count Basie - Includes full label discography with soundclips and a biography.
- Kennedy Center: Count Basie - Biographical page for the band leader, recipient of basie, count Kennedy basie, count Center Honors in 1981, details his early basie, count years.
- DownBeat.com: Count Basie - Includes a biography, a photo gallery, classic articles big band from basie, count Down Beat magazine, and discography.
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