Count Basie

Elected to the Hall of Fame
1958 Readers Poll

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Count Basie's news entries:

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    The influence of Count Basie sits alongside ideas gleaned from German DJs on Dancing Wittgenstein (ACT), the latest album from Munich’s Jazzrausch Bigband.

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    The book Art Kane: Harlem 1958 explores the origin of one of the most famous photos in jazz history and includes this version, identifying the 57 musicians.

    Herding Cats: Harlem 1958

    Many jazz fans have seen the iconic image, but few know its complete backstory. On Aug. 12, 1958, graphic designer and…

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    All About That Basie (Concord) includes a clutch of pop tunes that The Count Basie Orchestra makes its own.

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    Lester Young (left, with saxophone) and Count Basie (at piano) are featured on The Savory Collection, Volume 2—Jumpin’ At The Woodside: The Count Basie Orchestra Featuring Lester Young, a new set of recordings from the National Jazz Museum In Harlem

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    Members of the Mutual Musicians Foundation attend the dedication of the Musicians Association Building in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1930.

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    Ella Fitzgerald is one of the classic jazz artists whose albums will be reissued by Verve in 2016.



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