Count Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. In 1935, Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, and in 1936 took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two “split” tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others. Many musicians came to prominence under his direction, including the tenor saxophonists Lester Young and Herschel Evans, the guitarist Freddie Green, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry “Sweets” Edison, plunger trombonist Al Grey, and singers Jimmy Rushing, Helen Humes, Thelma Carpenter, and Joe Williams.
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Count Basie, better known by the Family name William James, was a popular Actor, Model, Producer. he was born on August 21, 1904, in Hollywood, Florida.Hollywood is a beautiful and populous city located in Hollywood, Florida United States of America. William James started his career as Actor, Model, Producer in 1924 when William James was just 20 Years old. Soon, he became more successful in his profession within a limited period of time, where he influenced people on the bases of his career and earned a lot of fame. After a while, his career completed a full circle as he gained more importance. William James went famous for his performance in his own country United States of America. as well as in other countries.
Count Basie Early Life Story, Family Background and Education
William Basie was born to Lillian and Harvey Lee Basie in Red Bank, New Jersey. His father worked as a coachman and caretaker for a wealthy judge. After automobiles replaced horses, his father became a groundskeeper and handyman for several wealthy families in the area. Both of his parents had some type of musical background. His father played the mellophone, and his mother played the piano; in fact, she gave Basie his first piano lessons. She took in laundry and baked cakes for sale for a living. She paid 25 cents a lesson for Count Basie’s piano instruction.
The best student in school, Basie dreamed of a traveling life, inspired by touring carnivals which came to town. He finished junior high school but spent much of his time at the Palace Theater in Red Bank, where doing occasional chores gained him free admission to performances. He quickly learned to improvise music appropriate to the acts and the silent movies.
Though a natural at the piano, Basie preferred drums. Discouraged by the obvious talents of Sonny Greer, who also lived in Red Bank and became Duke Ellington’s drummer in 1919, Basie switched to piano exclusively at age 15. Greer and Basie played together in venues until Greer set out on his professional career. By then, Basie was playing with pick-up groups for dances, resorts, and amateur shows, including Harry Richardson’s “Kings of Syncopation”. When not playing a gig, he hung out at the local pool hall with other musicians, where he picked up on upcoming play dates and gossip. He got some jobs in Asbury Park at the Jersey Shore, and played at the Hong Kong Inn until a better player took his place.
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William James Net Worth
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|Estimated Net Worth in 2021||$.1 Million to $5 Million Approx|
|Previous Year’s Net Worth (2020)||Being Updated|
|Annual Salary||Being Updated|
|Income Source||Actor, Model, Producer|
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Count Basie: Age, Height & Weight
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Count Basie Death: and Cause of Death
On April 26, 1984, Count Basie died of non-communicable disease. At the time of his death, he was 80 years old. At the time of his death he survived by his large extended friends and family.
|Complete Family Name||William James|
|Date of Birth||August 21, 1904|
|Birth Day||13 February|
|Birth Place||Hollywood, Florida|
|Birth Country||United States of America|
|Nationality/Country||United States of America|
|Sun sign, Horoscope, Zodiac Sign||Leo|
|Famous As||Actor, Model, Producer|
|Also Known for||Actor, Model, Producer|
|Occupation||Actor, Model, Producer|
|Started Career In||1924|
|How Old he was when he started his career?||he was only 20 Years old when he started his career as Actor, Model, Producer|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Waist Size||Being Updated|
|Shoe Size||Being Updated|
|Hair Color||Being Updated|
|Eye Color||Being Updated|
|Body Type||Being Updated|
|Sexual Orientation||Being Updated|
|Siblings||Sam WhiteJack White|
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|Awards||NBA Rookie of the Year Award|