Count Basie

Count Basie

American pianist and bandleader.
I'll always remember when I first heard Lester [Young]. I'd never heard anyone like him before. He was a stylist with a different sound. A sound I'd never heard before or since. To be honest with you, I didn't much like it at first.More Count Basie quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues, but it will still be the blues.More Count Basie quotes [10/11/2011 11:10:07]
Freddie Green has been my right arm for thirty years. And if he leaves the band one day, I'll probably leave with him.More Count Basie quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, "Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here."More Count Basie quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If a guy is gonna to play good bop, he has to have a sort of a bop soul.More Count Basie quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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