Count Basie

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Count Basie

Count Basie

All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel... and that's what I've been doing all my life.More Count Basie [10/11/2011 11:10:44]
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 [10/11/2011 11:10:50]
I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch.More Count Basie [10/11/2011 11:10:54]
I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again. Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet.More Count Basie [10/11/2011 11:10:58]
If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune.More Count Basie [10/11/2011 11:10:03]
Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues, but it will still be the blues.More Count Basie [10/11/2011 11:10:07]
Well, if you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night!More Count Basie [10/11/2011 11:10:12]
I'm saying: to be continued, until we meet again. Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet.More Count Basie [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune.More Count Basie [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Keep on listening & tapping your feet.More Count Basie [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The real innovators did their innovating by just being themselves.More Count Basie [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night!More Count Basie [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't dig that two-beat jive the New Orleans cats play. My boys and I have to have four heavy beats to the bar and no cheating.More Count Basie [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's the way you play that makes it . . . Play like you play. Play like you think, and then you got it, if you're going to get it. And whatever you get, that's you, so that's your story.More Count Basie [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was always willing to say, "Let's see what happens," when something came up that looked like it might help me get a little closer to where I wanted to be . . .More Count Basie [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I just think swing is a matter of some good things put together that you can really pat your foot by. I can't define it beyond that.More Count Basie [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I got everything I wanted. When I was young in Kansas City, I knew nothing about Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstine, Ella Fitzgerald, of all those concert halls, of all those countries. I did not know what it was like to direct a band... All I wanted was to be big, to be in show-business, and to travel...and that's what I've been doing all my life.More Count Basie [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think the band can really swing when it swings easy, when it can just play along like you are cutting butter,More Count Basie [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Oscar Peterson plays the best ivory box I've ever heard.More Count Basie [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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