Count Basie

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One of the towering figures in big-band jazz, with a lean piano style and a gift for setting tempos and making a rhythm section swing.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Dance Parade 1950 Dance Parade Legacy
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Count Basie at the Piano 1950 Count Basie at the Piano Decca
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Count Basie/Lester Young - Live at Birdland 1952 Count Basie/Lester Young - Live at Birdland
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Count Basie and His Orchestra Collates 1952 Count Basie and His Orchestra Collates Mercury
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King Of Swing
1953 King Of Swing Verve
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The Count Basie Sextet 1954 The Count Basie Sextet Clef Records
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Dance Session 1954 Dance Session Universal Distribution
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Count Basie Dance Session, Vol. 1
1954 Count Basie Dance Session, Vol. 1 Universal Distribution
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Basie 1954 Basie
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Count Basie Big Band 1954 Count Basie Big Band Clef Records
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Blues Backstage 1954 Blues Backstage Clef Records
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The Old Count and the New Count
1955 The Old Count and the New Count Epic
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Jazz Royalty 1955 Jazz Royalty Emarcy
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Count Basie, Lester Young & the Stars of Birdland
1955 Count Basie, Lester Young & the Stars of Birdland Jass Records
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Lester Leaps In
1955 Lester Leaps In Epic
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A Night at Count Basie's
1955 A Night at Count Basie's Vanguard
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Basie [Roulette]
1955 Basie [Roulette] Toshiba EMI
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Let's Go to Prez 1955 Let's Go to Prez Epic
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Basie's Back in Town
1955 Basie's Back in Town Epic
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Rock the Blues 1955 Rock the Blues Epic
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Count Basie Dance Session, Vol. 2
1955 Count Basie Dance Session, Vol. 2 Universal Distribution
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Sings Standards 1956 Sings Standards Verve
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Live in Basel (1956) 1956 Live in Basel (1956) Jazz Helvet
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Count Basie in London
1956 Count Basie in London Verve
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The Swinging Count
1956 The Swinging Count Universal
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Switzerland 1956 1956 Switzerland 1956 Jazz Helvet
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Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings
1956 Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings Verve / PolyGram / Universal
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Basie Bash 1956 Basie Bash Columbia
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Basie Roars Again! 1956 Basie Roars Again! Clef Records
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Basie Rides Again 1956 Basie Rides Again Clef Records
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The Band Of Distinction 1956 The Band Of Distinction Clef Records
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April in Paris
1956 April in Paris Phoenix Jazz / Phoenix Records
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At Newport with Dizzy Gillespie 1957 At Newport with Dizzy Gillespie Verve
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One O'Clock Jump
1957 One O'Clock Jump Verve / PolyGram / Universal Classics & Jazz
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The Atomic Mr. Basie
1957 The Atomic Mr. Basie Jazz Track
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At Newport
1957 At Newport Verve
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Memories Ad-Lib 1958 Memories Ad-Lib
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Sing Along with Basie
1958 Sing Along with Basie Roulette Records
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The Atomic Band in Concert 1958 The Atomic Band in Concert Band Stand
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Basie Plays Hefti
1958 Basie Plays Hefti Verve / Essential Jazz Album
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Chairman of the Board
1959 Chairman of the Board Roulette Records
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Everyday I Have the Blues 1959 Everyday I Have the Blues
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Breakfast Dance and Barbecue
1959 Breakfast Dance and Barbecue Roulette Records / Blue Note
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Hall of Fame
1959 Hall of Fame Fresh Sound Records
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Dance with Basie 1959 Dance with Basie Roulette Records
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One More Time 1959 One More Time Roulette Records
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Bennett & Basie Strike Up the Band
1959 Bennett & Basie Strike Up the Band Roulette Records
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Live 1959 Live Sequel
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Everyday I Have the Blues
1959 Everyday I Have the Blues Roulette Records
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Basie Swings, Bennett Sings
1959 Basie Swings, Bennett Sings Roulette Records
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Basie and Eckstine, Inc.
1959 Basie and Eckstine, Inc. Roulette Records / Capitol
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Not Now - I'll Tell You When 1960 Not Now - I'll Tell You When Roulette Records
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Just the Blues 1960 Just the Blues Roulette Records
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Easin' It 1960 Easin' It Roulette Records
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Kansas City Suite: The Music of Benny Carter
1960 Kansas City Suite: The Music of Benny Carter Capitol / Roulette Records
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String Along with Basie 1960 String Along with Basie Roulette Records
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Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie at Newport 1960 Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie at Newport Verve
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The Best of Basie, Vol. 1 1960 The Best of Basie, Vol. 1 Charly Budget / Charly Records
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The Best of Basie, Vol. 2
1960 The Best of Basie, Vol. 2 Parlophone
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First Time! The Count Meets the Duke
1961 First Time! The Count Meets the Duke Columbia
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Basie at Birdland
1961 Basie at Birdland Roulette Records / Blue Note
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Back with Basie 1962 Back with Basie Roulette Records
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Live in Sweden 1962 Live in Sweden Roulette Records
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Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First
1962 Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First Reprise
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Paris Jazz Concert Live 1962 Paris Jazz Concert Live RTE
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Live in Concert
1962 Live in Concert Monad
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Count Basie in Sweden 1962 Count Basie in Sweden Roulette Records
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Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan
1962 Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan Blue Note / Capitol
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The Legend: From the Pen of Benny Carter 1962 The Legend: From the Pen of Benny Carter
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Count Basie and the Kansas City 7
1962 Count Basie and the Kansas City 7 Impulse! / Universal
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Basie: Vaughan 1962 Basie: Vaughan Roulette Records
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On My Way & Shoutin' Again
1963 On My Way & Shoutin' Again Verve / Verve Reissues
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Basie Land
1963 Basie Land Verve
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Li'l Ol' Groovemaker...Basie!
1963 Li'l Ol' Groovemaker...Basie! Verve
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Ella and Basie!
1963 Ella and Basie! Verve / PolyGram / Universal Classics & Jazz
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Pop Goes the Basie
1964 Pop Goes the Basie Rhino / Warner Bros.
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It Might as Well Be Swing
1964 It Might as Well Be Swing Reprise
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The World of Count Basie 1964 The World of Count Basie Roulette Records
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Our Shining Hour
1965 Our Shining Hour Verve / Polygram
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Basie Picks the Winners
1965 Basie Picks the Winners Universal Distribution
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Frankly Basie: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra
1965 Frankly Basie: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra Verve
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Count Basie with Arthur Prysock 1966 Count Basie with Arthur Prysock Verve
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Inside Basie Outside 1966 Inside Basie Outside
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Great Concert of Count Basie and His Orchestra 1966 Great Concert of Count Basie and His Orchestra Festival Records
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Basie's Beatle Bag
1966 Basie's Beatle Bag Verve / PolyGram / Universal
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Arthur Prysock/Count Basie
1966 Arthur Prysock/Count Basie Decca
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Basie Swingin', Voices Singin' 1966 Basie Swingin', Voices Singin'
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Basie Meets Bond
1966 Basie Meets Bond Roulette Records
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Straight Ahead
1967 Straight Ahead GRP / Verve
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Showtime 1967 Showtime MCA
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Hollywood...Basie's Way 1967 Hollywood...Basie's Way Command
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Basie's Beat
1967 Basie's Beat Decca
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Basie's in the Bag 1968 Basie's in the Bag Brunswick
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The Board of Directors
1968 The Board of Directors Spectrum-X
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Jazz Fest Masters: Count Basie
1969 Jazz Fest Masters: Count Basie Scotti Brothers
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Basic Basie
1969 Basic Basie Edel / MPS Records
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Standing Ovation
1969 Standing Ovation Polydor / Verve Reissues
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Basie on the Beatles
1970 Basie on the Beatles Ocium Records (Spain)
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High Voltage 1970 High Voltage Polygram
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Have a Nice Day 1971 Have a Nice Day
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Afrique
1971 Afrique BMG International
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Pleyel: 17 Avril 1972, Pt. 1
1972 Pleyel: 17 Avril 1972, Pt. 1 Trema
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Loose Walk
1972 Loose Walk Pablo
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Basie Jam
1973 Basie Jam Pablo
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For the First Time
1974 For the First Time Pablo
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The Bosses
1974 The Bosses Original Jazz Classics
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Basie & Zoot
1975 Basie & Zoot Original Jazz Classics
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Fun Time: Count Basie Big Band at Montreux '75
1975 Fun Time: Count Basie Big Band at Montreux '75 Pablo
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For the Second Time
1975 For the Second Time Original Jazz Classics
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Satch and Josh
1975 Satch and Josh JVC XRCD / JVC/XRCD
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Count Basie Jam Session at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975
1975 Count Basie Jam Session at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 Pablo
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The Basie Big Band
1975 The Basie Big Band JVC XRCD / JVC/XRCD
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I Told You So
1976 I Told You So Original Jazz Classics / Pablo/OJC
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Kansas City 5
1977 Kansas City 5 Original Jazz Classics
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The Gifted Ones
1977 The Gifted Ones Original Jazz Classics
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Montreux '77
1977 Montreux '77 Original Jazz Classics
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Prime Time
1977 Prime Time Pablo
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Count Basie Jam
1977 Count Basie Jam Original Jazz Classics / Pablo/OJC
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Basie Jam 2
1977 Basie Jam 2 Original Jazz Classics
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Basie in Europe
1977 Basie in Europe Lester Recording Catalog / LRC Records
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Milt Jackson & Count Basie & the Big Band, Vol. 1 1978 Milt Jackson & Count Basie & the Big Band, Vol. 1 Pablo
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Yessir, That's My Baby
1978 Yessir, That's My Baby Pablo Records
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Live in Japan '78
1978 Live in Japan '78 Pablo Records / Pablo
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On Tour Down for Double 1978 On Tour Down for Double BH Records
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Big Bands, An Old Manuscript 1978 Big Bands, An Old Manuscript BH Records
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The Timekeepers
1978 The Timekeepers Pablo
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Satch and Josh...Again
1978 Satch and Josh...Again Pablo
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Night Rider
1978 Night Rider Original Jazz Classics
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Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson 1978 Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson Pablo
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Milt Jackson & Count Basie & the Big Band, Vol. 2 1979 Milt Jackson & Count Basie & the Big Band, Vol. 2 Pablo
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On the Road
1979 On the Road Original Jazz Classics / Pablo/OJC
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A Perfect Match
1979 A Perfect Match Pablo Records / Pablo
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Get Together
1979 Get Together Pablo Records / Pablo
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Basie Jam #3
1979 Basie Jam #3 Original Jazz Classics
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Kansas City Shout
1980 Kansas City Shout Pablo
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Kansas City 7
1980 Kansas City 7 Original Jazz Classics / Pablo
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Warm Breeze
1981 Warm Breeze Original Jazz Classics
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Farmer's Market Barbecue
1982 Farmer's Market Barbecue Original Jazz Classics
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Mostly Blues...And Some Others
1983 Mostly Blues...And Some Others Pablo
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Fancy Pants
1983 Fancy Pants Original Jazz Classics / Pablo/OJC
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Me and You
1983 Me and You Pablo
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88 Basie Street
1983 88 Basie Street Original Jazz Classics
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Long Live the Chief
1986 Long Live the Chief Denon Records
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A Handful of Keys: 13 Great Jazz Pianists
1990 A Handful of Keys: 13 Great Jazz Pianists ASV/Living Era
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The Big Band, Vol. 1
1992 The Big Band, Vol. 1 Original Jazz Classics
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Big Band Basie
1994 Big Band Basie Reference Recordings
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The Big Band, Vol. 2
1996 The Big Band, Vol. 2 Original Jazz Classics
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Jazz Hits, Vol. 1
1998 Jazz Hits, Vol. 1 Valmark / Columbia River Entertainment Group
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Live at the Sands (Before Frank)
1998 Live at the Sands (Before Frank) Reprise / Warner Bros.
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Swing With...
1999 Swing With... Drive (import)
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Swing Shift
1999 Swing Shift MAMA Records / Mama / Summit Records
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The Jubilee Shows, Vol. 2: Nos. 55 & 200
2002 The Jubilee Shows, Vol. 2: Nos. 55 & 200 Storyville
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Swinging for the Count
2009 Swinging for the Count Candid Records / Candid
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