A towering figure 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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Album 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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Dance Session 1954 Dance Session Universal Distribution
 
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The Count Basie Sextet 1954 The Count Basie Sextet Clef Records
 
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Count Basie Dance Session, Vol. 1 1954 Count Basie Dance Session, Vol. 1 Universal Distribution
 
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Blues Backstage 1954 Blues Backstage Clef Records
 
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Count Basie Big Band 1954 Count Basie Big Band Clef Records
 
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Jazz Royalty 1955 Jazz Royalty Emarcy
 
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The Old Count and the New Count 1955 The Old Count and the New Count Epic
 
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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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Dance Session Album No. 2 1955 Dance Session Album No. 2 Verve
 
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Sings Standards 1956 Sings Standards Verve
 
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Count Basie in London 1956 Count Basie in London Verve
 
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Live in Basel (1956) 1956 Live in Basel (1956) Jazz Helvet
 
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April in Paris 1956 April in Paris Phoenix Jazz / Phoenix Records
 
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The Band Of Distinction 1956 The Band Of Distinction Clef Records
 
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Basie Bash 1956 Basie Bash Columbia
 
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Basie Rides Again 1956 Basie Rides Again Clef Records
 
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Basie Roars Again! 1956 Basie Roars Again! Clef Records
 
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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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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 Warner Music
 
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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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Breakfast Dance and Barbecue 1959 Breakfast Dance and Barbecue Roulette Records / Blue Note
 
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Everyday I Have the Blues 1959 Everyday I Have the Blues Roulette Records
 
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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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Basie and Eckstine, Inc. 1959 Basie and Eckstine, Inc. Roulette Records / Capitol
 
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Basie Swings, Bennett Sings 1959 Basie Swings, Bennett Sings 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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One More Time 1959 One More Time Roulette Records
 
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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 / Warner Music
 
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Easin' It 1960 Easin' It Roulette Records
 
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String Along with Basie 1960 String Along with Basie Parlophone / Roulette Records
 
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Kansas City Suite: The Music of Benny Carter 1960 Kansas City Suite: The Music of Benny Carter Warner Music
 
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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 Records
 
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The Best of Basie, Vol. 2 1960 The Best of Basie, Vol. 2 Parlophone
 
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Basie at Birdland 1961 Basie at Birdland Roulette Records / Blue Note
 
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First Time! The Count Meets the Duke 1961 First Time! The Count Meets the Duke Columbia
 
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Back with Basie 1962 Back with Basie Warner Music
 
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Basie: Vaughan 1962 Basie: Vaughan Roulette Records
 
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Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan 1962 Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan Blue Note / Capitol
 
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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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Count Basie in Sweden 1962 Count Basie in Sweden Roulette Records
 
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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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Live in Concert 1962 Live in Concert Monad
 
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Paris Jazz Concert Live 1962 Paris Jazz Concert Live RTE
 
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Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First 1962 Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First Reprise
 
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Live in Sweden 1962 Live in Sweden 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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Basie Swingin', Voices Singin' 1966 Basie Swingin', Voices Singin'
 
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Arthur Prysock/Count Basie 1966 Arthur Prysock/Count Basie Decca
 
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Basie Meets Bond 1966 Basie Meets Bond Roulette Records
 
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Basie Straight Ahead 1967 Basie Straight Ahead GRP / Verve
 
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Basie's Beat 1967 Basie's Beat Decca
 
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Basie's in the Bag 1967 Basie's in the Bag Brunswick
 
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Hollywood...Basie's Way 1967 Hollywood...Basie's Way Command
 
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Showtime 1967 Showtime MCA
 
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Manufacturers of Soul 1968 Manufacturers of Soul 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
 
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Afrique 1971 Afrique BMG International
 
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Have a Nice Day 1971 Have a Nice Day
 
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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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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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Satch and Josh 1975 Satch and Josh JVC XRCD / JVC / XRCD
 
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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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Prime Time 1977 Prime Time Pablo
 
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Basie in Europe 1977 Basie in Europe Lester Recording Catalog / LRC Records
 
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Basie Jam 2 1977 Basie Jam 2 Original Jazz Classics
 
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Count Basie Jam 1977 Count Basie Jam Original Jazz Classics / Pablo / OJC
 
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Montreux '77 1977 Montreux '77 Original Jazz Classics
 
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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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Big Bands, An Old Manuscript 1978 Big Bands, An Old Manuscript BH Records
 
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On Tour Down for Double 1978 On Tour Down for Double BH Records
 
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Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson 1978 Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson Pablo
 
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Night Rider 1978 Night Rider Original Jazz Classics
 
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Satch and Josh...Again 1978 Satch and Josh...Again Pablo
 
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The Timekeepers 1978 The Timekeepers 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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A Perfect Match 1979 A Perfect Match Pablo Records / Pablo
 
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On the Road 1979 On the Road Original Jazz Classics / Pablo / OJC
 
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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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88 Basie Street 1983 88 Basie Street Original Jazz Classics
 
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Me and You 1983 Me and You Pablo
 
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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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All About That Basie 2018 All About That Basie Concord / Concord Jazz
 
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