Count Basie (1904–1984)


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The famed composer ("One O'Clock Jump", "Two O'Clock Jump", "Jumpin' at the Woodside"), pianist, songwriter and bandleader began as an accompanist to vaudeville acts. He joined the Bennie Moten orchestra in Kansas City, later organizing his own orchestra and performing on radio. In 1936 he came to New York, appearing in hotels, night clubs, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Pearl Harbor Soundtrack
(2001)
The Salton Sea Soundtrack
(2002)
Lolita Soundtrack
(1997)

Filmography

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 2016 Trilogie De Tragedie (musician)
 1958-1960 M Squad (TV Series) (composer - 79 episodes)
- The Bad Apple (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Tiger's Cage (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- Fire in the Sky (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- Closed Season (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- Badge for a Coward (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
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Other Works:

CD: "Ain't It the Truth" (Columbia) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Count Basie and His Band | Count Basie and His Orchestra | Count Basie Orchestra

Spouse:

Catherine Morgan  (her death)  (1 child)
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He was nominated for the 2008 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Arts and Entertainment. See more »

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The Count See more »

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