Musical artists similar to or like Count Basie
American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. Wikipedia
16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era, founded by Count Basie in 1935 and recording regularly from 1936. Despite a brief disbandment at the beginning of the 1950s, the band survived long past the Big Band era itself and the death of Basie in 1984. Wikipedia
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- While Count Basie was forced to disband his whole ensemble and work as an octet for a time, Ellington was able to tour most of Western Europe between April 6 and June 30, 1950, with the orchestra playing 74 dates over 77 days.
- The bill also featured, among other guest performers, Count Basie and members of Duke Ellington's orchestra.
- Sinatra and Count Basie collaborated for the album Sinatra-Basie the same year, a popular and successful release which prompted them to rejoin two years later for the follow-up It Might as Well Be Swing, arranged by Quincy Jones.
- The Ellington and Count Basie orchestras recorded together with the album First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961).
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