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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.
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Stanley Dance (1910–1999) was the author of The World of Duke Ellington, The World of Earl Hines, The World of Swing and editor of Jazz Era: The Forties, all published by Da Capo Press. He was a regular contributor to Jazz Times and other publications.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001994046
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR002065618
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # 005576
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1980. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hb, xxi + 399pp, b/w photos. VG with clean contents in VG dj. Oral history of the famous bandleader, his colleagues, and the jazz scene at the time, told through interviews with members of Basie's band and members of Jay McShann's group. With a selected discography. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 042421
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson, United Kingdom, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Sidgwick & Jackson 1980 UK first edition. The book is in very good condition in a very good dust jacket. Black cloth boards, no inscriptions. The dust jacket is bumped with some edge wear. Chipped at spine, unclipped. An invaluable oral history, and delightful portrait, of one of the grand masters of jazz. 399 pp. Member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association. Seller Inventory # 000706
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Good++. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st UK Edition. EDGE WEAR to dust jacket, which has been clipped. Gift inscription to FFEP. Otherwise book is bright & sound. Seller Inventory # 000444
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hardback; light foxing to edge of pages otherwise good in very good dustjacket. ; Illustrated. ; 399 pages. Seller Inventory # 52645
Book Description London : Sidgwick & Jackson 1980-01-01, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Books is in very good condition. Some creases from wear. Seller Inventory # DS-0283987081-2
Book Description Sidg. & J, 1980. Hardcover. Hardbakc in dust wrapper; book clean and tight, not inscribed. Seller Inventory # 18567
Book Description London : Sidgwick & Jackson, 1980. First Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 399 pages; Description: xxi, 399p. , p. Of plates : ill. , 1facsim. , ports. ; 24cm. Subjects: Basie, Count 1904-1984. Jazz musicians - United States. Big bands - United States. 1 Kg. Seller Inventory # 96528