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21/08/1904 Legendary jazz giant Count Basie is born

Count Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra and led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others.


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