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Basie, Count [Bill; William] (b Red Bank, NJ, 21 Aug 1904; d Hollywood, CA, 26 April 1984). Jazz pianist and bandleader. 

The Grove Dictionary of American Music
Wolfram KnauerWolfram Knauer

After taking piano lessons as a child, he was soon playing ragtime and show tunes at local dance events and ...

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