During all it of career the name Count Basie was синономом of a swing.
William "Count" Basie was born on August 21, 1904, the pianist, played in style "stride", Accompanied for "немых" of films.
Having arrived in Kansas - City in 1927, he plays in an orchestra " Blue Devils " Walter Page, which was the best small collective in city, and later becomes the pianist in "Kansas City Orchestra" Bennie Moten .
After death Moten in 1935, Basie forms own collective, which in the beginning was named The Barons of Rhythm and daily appeared in " Reno Club " in Kansas - City. From club each evening be ordered 40-minute radiocompilations, which have involved in an orchestra attention of the corporation грамзаписи Decca. The recordings, made to it have opened a name Basie to all America. His the subjects "One O'Clock Jump" and "Jumpin at the Woodside" become the standard.
Per 40 years musical аранжировки become more formalized. Decrease of earnings and change of musical tastes of audience result that in the end 1949. Basie dismisses the orchestra and following two years work with small collectives.
In 1952 Count Basie appears with collective New Testament, which becomes rather popular, is especial after recording April in Paris in 1954. It was underlined свинговое sounding and аранжировки.
60 years are filled by numerous performances, but sounding of an orchestra did not vary. Series of commercial recordings of middle and end 60 are very far from alive performances. But, when Basie begins operation with the producer Norman Grantz in 70 and works with studio Pablo Records - it of recording are magnificent.
In 80 health Count Basie begins to be worsened and April 26 1984 it did not become.
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