Count Basie


Author Mattern, Joanne
Binding Library Bound
Copyright 2013
Dewey Number 781.6509
Dimensions 6.5 x 9.25
Interest Level Middle
Reading Level 6.5
Series American Jazz
Series ISBN 9781612282749
Pages 48
Subject Count, African American Musicians, Basie, Jazz Musicians

Count Basie

In the 1930s and 1940s, Count Basie and His Orchestra were at the top of big band game. Their hit One OClock Jump made them dance favorites, with other bands playing their piece and copying their sounds. A gifted piano player, William Basie began his music career playing the piano to accompany silent movies. His talent took him to Kansas City and then all over the United States as he entertained audiences with his unique style of piano playing and jazz rhythms. He rose to fame as Count Basie and became one of the most important and influential jazz musicians of the twentieth century. Follow his exciting life and career and discover how the Count changed jazz in this entertaining biography of an American music legend.

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