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Artist Biography For Count Basie

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. As A Bandleader He Created An Organization Built Upon The Remains Of Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra That Was A Favorite Both Of Dancers And Of Vocalists Such As Frank Sinatra Ella Fitzgerald Sarah Vaughan And Of Course Billie Holiday. Equally Important It Kept Many Musicians Employed Through Lean Years. Many Jazz Musicians Of Note Built Their Chops And Earned Their Bread And Butter In Basie's Organization. In Addition To Basie The Swinging "All American Rhythm Section" Of His Orchestra Included Greats Such As Walter Page Bass Jo Jones Drums And Freddie Green Guitar . It Was The Greatest Most Swinging Rhythm Sections In The History Of Jazz. Chief Among Its Vocalists Were First Jimmy Rushing And Later Joe Williams. Over The Years It Boasted Sidemen And Soloists Like Herschel Evans Tenor Sax Lester Young Tenor Sax Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Tenor Sax Buddy Tate Tenor Sax Illinois Jacquet Tenor Sax Earle Warren Alto Sax Jack Washington Alto & Baritone Sax Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet Buck Clayton Trumpet Thad Jones Trumpet Snooky Young Trumpet Benny Morton Trombone Benny Powell Trombone And Dicky Wells Trombone . Basie Also Collaborated With Artists Such As Zoot Sims And Oscar Peterson And Recorded With Ensembles Large And Small Including The Count Basie Trio The Count Basie Sextet And The Kansas City Seven. Notable Arrangers Included Eddie Durham Who Helped Shape The Basie Orchestra's Sound And Neal Hefti.

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