Count Basie: Legendary Master of Jazz
website is part of an ongoing effort by the Duke University Music Department
to preserve and restore a significant segment of America's musical heritage.
Count Basie is one of the most dearly remembered of the swing Jazz pianists,
his work and his orchestra remain as vivid reminders of his life's work
This homepage is dedicated to Bill "Count" Basie's life's work.
Lists of his compositions, a brief discography including links to streaming
audio files of his music, and a short biography are all contained within
the pages of this homepage. So feel free to sit back and explore
the work of one of the truly legendary masters of jazz.
I'm the richest drummer that's lived in fifty years, because nobody
ever had what I have...the pleasure of sitting up with a band night after
night that had a Herschel Evans, a Lester Young, a Harry Edison, a Buck
Clayton, a Dicky Wells, a Benny Morton, a Freddie Green, a Walter Page,
and a Bill Basie...
<< All materials contained in these pages have
been adapted from: "Count Basie: The Complete Decca Recordings" album cover
<< This page last updated December 10, 1997