Essays Tagged: "Basie"

Mr. Rhythm: Freddie Green

h the group. An elite group of musicians - two went on to play for pianist Duke Ellington and Count Basie, both famous jazz pianists.After Freddie's parents died when Freddie was fourteen, he went to ... playing at this club, Freddie was seen by a jazz talent scout who introduced Freddie Green to Count Basie.Count Basie arrived in New York. He had been in Kansas City and he was debuting at the "Rosela ...

(3 pages) 694 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Count Basie and Jazz

Kristen O'Connell10/1/2014History of JazzKristen O'Connell10/1/2014History of JazzCount Basie and Jazz"If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune." - Count B ... u play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune." - Count BasieWilliam "Count" Basie (1904-1984) was a prominent pianist and composer during the swing era in jazz, and, as a bandl ... nd, as a bandleader, epitomized a big band style that characterized mid-20th century popular music. Basie's impressive sixty-year career can be compartmentalized into pre- and post-1928, when he was i ...

(4 pages) 4 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers