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(L-R) Count Basie and Frank Sinatra

backstage in dressing room.

 

Location: Las Vegas, NV, US

Date taken: 1964

 

Photographer: John Dominis

 

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Entertainer Frank Sinatra (rear 2L)

and musician Count Basie (rear 3L)

posing for group portrait with the Count Basie road band.

(Quincey Jones rear L).

 

Location: Las Vegas, NV, US

Date taken: 1946

 

Photographer: John Dominis

 

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William "Count" Basie    1904-1984

 

jazz pianist

whose spare,

economic keyboard style

and supple rhythmic drive

made his orchestra

one of the most

influential groups

of the Big Band era

 

(...)

 

Mr. Basie was,

along with Duke Ellington

and Benny Goodman,

one of the pre-eminent

bandleaders

of the Big Band era

in the 1930's and 40's.

 

Mr. Basie's band,

more than any other,

was the epitome of swing,

of jazz that moved

with a built-in

flowing intensity.

 

This stemmed primarily

from the presence

in the rhythm section,

from 1937 to the present,

of both Mr. Basie on piano

and Freddie Green on guitar.

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0821.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0821.html

http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/artist.aspx?aid=2674

http://www.pbs.org/jazz/biography/artist_id_basie_count.htm

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/17/4558166/count-basie-the-essential-count-basie-vol-1-vol-2

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/17/4558112/count-basie-count-basie-swings-joe-williams-sings

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98455135 - December 18, 2008

http://www.npr.org/2008/06/04/91000443/count-basie-the-man-and-his-music-pt-3

http://www.npr.org/2008/05/28/90866824/count-basie-the-man-and-his-music-pt-2

http://www.npr.org/2008/05/21/90652205/count-basie-the-man-and-his-music-pt-1

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3855530 - August 21, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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