Basie and Ellington

Basie and Ellington - Kansas City Swing o Based on blues...

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Kansas City Swing o Based on blues riffs o Benny Moten Band centered in Kansas City Hired Count Basie as pianist Died of botched tonsil removal Count Basie took over group ‘Moten Swing’ 1932 Basie on piano Borrow chord changes from 1930’s tune ‘Drinking me Crazy’ William ‘Count’ Basie o Built up Moten band o Moved to New York o Made 57 sides with company in NY o Recorded with Kansas City Five/Sevens Recording units, not live bands o 1937- ‘One O’Clock Jump’ 12 bar blues Riff oriented Solos backed by riffs o Very simple Background o Born in NJ o Stride pianists- influenced by James P Johnson o As a kid, wanted to be a drummer
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Learned from Sunny Greer o When he took over Moten’s band, Jimmy Rushing and Walter Page joined the band o 1935 on, career was ‘insured’ o Moved to NY, played in Rose… ballroom Coast to coast broadcast o Signed for DECA record label Didn’t get paid enough or have royalties on his music
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