We remember Count Basie who died this day in 1984. ‘For The Count’

This day (April 26, 1984), in Hollywood, Florida, died William ‘Count’ Basie a.k.a Count Basie, an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader and composer.

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

w/ Sarah Vaughan,Tony Bennett,George Benson (1981) . w/ Oscar Peterson, Documentary (1980) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald – Booty’S Blues (1979) . April In Paris . w/ Frank Wess, Milan (1960) . w/ Ben Webster – I Left My Baby (1957) . One O’Clock Jump (1950) . w/ Ethel Waters – Quicksand (1943) . Dance Of The Gremlins / Swingin’ The Blues (1941) .

TOP 10

Count Basie Top 10 :

One O’Clock Jump . Jumpin’ At the Woodside . April In Paris . Splanky . The Kid from Red Bank . Flight Of The Foo Birds . Shiny Stockings . Sleepwalker’s Serenade – 1994 – Remaster . Jive At Five . Lester Leaps in .

SELECTED ALBUMS

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Recorded on December 26–27, 1960, Genius + Soul = Jazz is an album by Ray Charles accompanied by members of TCount Basie Band.’>

Jazz at Santa Monica 72 by Ella Fitzgerald is a live album recorded on June 2, 1972 with the Tommy Flanagan trio and the Count Basie Orchestra. >>

Recorded on February 16, 17 & May 16, 1981, Send in the Clowns is a studio album by Sarah Vaughan with the Count Basie Orchestra. >>

Recorded on December 2, 1974 in Los Angeles, CA, Satch and Josh is an album by Oscar Peterson and Count Basie. >>

Recorded on October 2–3, 1962, Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First is a studio (his first recording with the Count Basie Orchestra) album by Frank Sinatra, >>

Ella Fitzgerald‘s A Perfect Match is a live album recorded on July 12, 1979 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, with the Count Basie Orchestra. >>

Recorded on December 27, 1955, Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie is an album by Oscar Peterson, of music associated with Count Basie. >>

Recorded on December 22 & 30, 1958, In Person! is an album by Tony Bennett, accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra. >>

Recorded in January 1966, Sinatra at the Sands is the first live album by Frank Sinatra, accompanied by Count Basie and his orchestra, conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones. >>

Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings is an album by Joe Williams with the Count Basie Orchestra recorded on July 26, 1955 and Jun 27, 1956. >>

Recorded on January 3 & 5, 1959, Strike Up the Band (first released as Basie Swings, Bennett Sings) is a studio album by Tony Bennett with Count Basie and his Orchestra. >>

Recorded on October 21 & 22, 1957, The Atomic Mr. Basie (a.k.a. E=MC2 and originally called Basie) is an album by Count Basie and his orchestra. >>

Ella and Basie! is the first studio album (recorded on July 16–17, 1963) by Ella Fitzgerald with the Count Basie Orchestra playing arrangements by Quincy Jones. >>

The Chairman of the Board by Count Basie and his orchestra is a studio album released on April 18, 1959. >>

First Time! The Count Meets the Duke by Duke Ellington & Count Basie is an album recorded on July 6, 1961, with their combined orchestras. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1957] if you love jazz, you do not want to miss The Sound of Jazz, a special edition of the CBS television series Seven Lively Arts. It will bring together 32 musicians including Count Basie, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, etc. >> 56 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1968] Count Basie and his big band – featuring Freddie Green (gtr), Eddie Lockjaw Davis (ts), Marlena Shaw (voc) – perform in Stockholm, Sweden >> 7 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1958] the Count Basie Orchestra featuring Thad Jones and Freddie Green is at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland >> 7 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1974] Oscar Peterson, Count Basie and his Orchestra share the bill at the Prague Jazz Festival in Prague, Czechoslovakia >> 38 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1968] you do not miss the Count Basie Quartet – that is Count Basie (p), Norman Keenan (b), Freddie Green (g) and Sonny Payne (d) on Jazz Casual, a program on NET >> 29 MINUTES on RVM

[1982] Miles Davis, Joan Baez, John Denver, Michael Jackson, Carpenters, Count Basie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes. They all perform at the 25th Grammy Awards held at Shrine Auditorium. Los Angeles >> 22 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1963] you do not want to miss Count Basie and Orchestra with Judy Garland taped in July and aired at Judy’s show Episode 1.7 on CBS >> 15 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1968] Count Basie and his Orchestra featuring Thad Jones, Sonny Cohn, Lennie Johnson, Eugene Young on trumpet; Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, Henry Coker on trombone; Marshall Royal, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Charlie Fowlkes, Budd Johnson on reeds, at Juan Les Pins Jazz Festival in Antibes France >> 42 MINUTES >>

[1993] the Count Basie Orchestra directed by Frank Foster performs at Jazzwoche Burghausen in Wackerhalle, Germany >> 42 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1990] George Benson sits in with the Count Basie Orchestra at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI >> 69 MINUTES on RVM

[1961] Count Basie and his Orchestra plus the Lambert-Hendricks-Ross Trio and Ozzie Smithwill swing at La Pinède in Juan-les-Pins, France >> 51 MINUTES >>

[1976] Count Basie conducts a band featuring Al Grey (b), Jimmy Forrest (s), Eric Dixon (s) and Butch Miles (d) at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark >> 33 MINUTES >>

[1980] Joe Williams will be accompanied by the Count Basie Alumni Band – that is Joe Newman (tp), Harry Sweets Edison (tp), Benny Powel (tb), Billy Mitchel (ts), Buddy Tate (ts), Marshal royal (as), Nat Pierce (p), Eddie Jones (b), Gus Johnson (d) – at North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, The Netherlands >> 82 MINUTES >>

READ

Wikipedia : This day (April 26, 1984), in Hollywood, Florida, died William ‘Count’ Basie a.k.a Count Basie, an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader and composer.

Official Site : William Basie, a New Jersey native from Red Bank, grew up with the tempos of The Swing Era in New York City live big bands were filling ballrooms with dance rhythms. Jazz experts maintain that Basie at the keyboard signaled the beginning of the Moten band’s historical significance, starting with discs cut in 1932.

@Facebook : Count Basie introduced several generations of listeners to the Big Band sound and left an influential catalog. Basie is remembered by many who worked for him as being considerate of musicians and their opinions, modest, relaxed, fun-loving, dryly witty, and always enthusiastic about his music.

@last.fm : 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).

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