Photo of Count Basie. In late May,1943 Jazz pianist Count Basie and his Orchestra recorded material for Jubilee at NBC Radio City, in Hollywood, Ca - GMA AFRS-632

Bandleader and keyboardist, Count Basie, August 1904 - April was an innovator in jazz who introduced free-form elements into soloist parts and gave swing a new face.

Frank Sinatra and Count Basie - better than Peanut Butter and Jam

William James "Count" Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens

Count Basie, Masters of Jazz - such a wonderful jazzpianist - love listening to his music

Legendary bandleader, composer and pianist, William “Count” Basie, in September Photo: Bettman/Corbis.

Benny Goodman and Count Basie | The Vernacular

Benny Goodman and Count Basie Circa the late

Count Basie http://www.fanpop.com/spots/jazz/images/10042486/title/count-basie-orchestra-show-poster-fanart

Count Basie Orchestra at Sweet's Ballroom, Oakland, California, 1939 Print by Dennis Loren

NY Times Al Hirschfeld's Caricature of Big Bands Featuring: Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington ]

NY Times Al Hirschfeld's Caricature of Big Bands Leaders, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams

Nat King Cole

Ella with some Jazz greats: Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams

Frank Sinatra recording with the Count Basie orchestra, 1962

fuckyeahthevoice: “ Frank Sinatra recording with the Count Basie orchestra, 1962 ”

Count Basie. "If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune."  Red Bank

A Tale of Three Cities: Red Bank, Kansas City, New York By: Dan Morgenstern

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