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William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, and in 1936 took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others.

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Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald
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Jazz Great: Louis Armstrong at Connie's Inn New York Concert Poster Circa 1935

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