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1937-1943
  • Artist: Count Basie
  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 634479088810
  • Item #: SRD908881
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Release Date: 2/15/2005
  • This product is a special order
  • Rank: 1000000000
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1937-1943 on CD

Count Basie was among the most important bandleaders of the swing era. With the exception of a brief period in the early '50s, he led a big band from 1935 until his death almost 50 years later, and the band continued to perform after he died. Basie's orchestra was characterized by a light, swinging rhythm section that he led from the piano, lively ensemble work, and generous soloing. Basie was not a composer like Duke Ellington or an important soloist like Benny Goodman. His instrument was his band, which was considered the epitome of swing and became broadly influential on jazz.