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by Stanley Dance


Selected discography": p. 357-370. Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-374) and index. Past and present members of Basie's band, and members of Jay McShann's group.

Selected discography": p. tell of their musical beginnings, their careers, the social and economic conditions under which they played, and their feelings about Basie and each other. Count Basie (bandleader and piano) - Jimmy Rushing (vocalist) - Lester "Prez" Young (tenor saxophone and clarinet) - Buck Clayton (trumpet and arranger) - Jo Jones (drums) - Eddie Durham (trombone, guitar,.

In 1980, his World of Count Basie came out, followed in 1981 by what he considered his master-work: The .

In 1980, his World of Count Basie came out, followed in 1981 by what he considered his master-work: The World Of Duke Ellington, a capstone to his writing career. He provided consultation to Jimmy Cheatham while the latter headed the jazz program at UCSD, and to Ken Burns while he was developing his documentary television series Jazz. His books and unpublished archives offer a latter-day historian documentary insight into the world of these black jazz musicians while maintaining some of the perspective of an outsider. Dance was a significant contributor to the development of critical jazz journalism and jazz history over more than 60 years.

Dance's "World of" books are incredibly essential to understanding the SWing Era, particularly this one and the "The World of Swing. What these are are rather educated, open interviews with major musicians in or around the Basie Band which center on THE MUSIC and the way it was played, rather than incidental personal anecdotes, tell all scandals or anything else.

The late Count Basie is one of the jazz immortals.

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The world of Count Basie. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The world of Count Basie from your list? The world of Count Basie. Originally published: New York : Scribner's Sons, 1980. Bibliography, p371-374. List of sound recordings p357-370. In this sociable and pioneering oral history of Basie and his band, Stanley Dance talks with the Count himself, Jimmy Rushing, Buddy Tate, Buck Clayton, Joe Williams, Jay McShann, Jo Jones, Dicky Wells, Lester Young, and a dozen others, who reminisce about each other, Kansas City jazz, and their legendary peers Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker. With a rich flow of anecdote, opinion, and biographical information,and with striking photographs,this history both documents and assesses the legacy of Basie for American music. The Perseus Books Group.

The late Count Basie is one of the jazz immortals. The master of swing, whose beat was the subtlest and supplest of all the bandleaders, Basie featured some of the great soloists in jazz history while he sat unobtrusively at the piano, keeping time with his unmatched rhythm section, showing off the surging power of his brass players, and commenting wittily with a single chord or phrase. A man and musician of reserve and modesty, Basie nonetheless will always be a landmark for his won achievements and for the jazz musicians who passed through his band. In this sociable and pioneering oral history of Basie and his band, Stanley Dance talks with the Count himself, Jimmy Rushing, Buddy Tate, Buck Clayton, Joe Williams, Jay McShann, Jo Jones, Dicky Wells, Lester Young, and a dozen others, who reminisce about each other, Kansas City jazz, and their legendary peers Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker. With a rich flow of anecdote, opinion, and biographical information—and with striking photographs—this history both documents and assesses the legacy of Basie for American music.
Lbe
Nobody plays jazz,blues,big band or sentimental like Count Basie! Anything by Bill Basie is,as always,wonderful,upbeat and FUN! Do yourself a favor and get this one!
Jan
A Good Book and a real pleasure to do business with the company I bought the book from. Thanks
Hallolan
Dance's "World of" books are incredibly essential to understanding the SWing Era, particularly this one and the "The World of Swing." What these are are rather educated, open interviews with major musicians in or around the Basie Band which center on THE MUSIC and the way it was played, rather than incidental personal anecdotes, tell all scandals or anything else. In particluar, Dance's interview done from the mid 1950s until the late 1960s catch these musicians at a point where the change from Swing to Bop to "Modern Jazz," changes in recording practices and other changes in the period between the twenties and thirties when some began until the time of the interviews.

My favorite interviews here are with Lester Young and with Jimmie Rushing. Lester's rap here is reprinted in many other Lester collections, but Jimmie and Basie's which talk a bit of the 20s and Moten and also about their own professionalism have not.

I have not read this book entirely for about 18 years, but its pages remain vivid today and it is a necessity in my musical library as is his World of Swing.
The World of Count Basie ebook
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Stanley Dance
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Charles Scribner's Sons; 1st edition (1980)
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399 pages
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