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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Basie, William Known as "Count Basie.” 1904-1984. American musician. A pianist, band leader, and composer, he was a major force in jazz music and was especially famous for his Big Band sound.

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  • Basie is a light weight, web-based software project forge with an emphasis on inter-component communication.

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  • Pete Hamill used to call the Basie Band of basketball.

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  • Except for a six-year hiatus to devote time to his family, Hughes was a "Basie-ite" for all of what is referred to as Basie's New Testament Era and is referred to by the current generation of Basie-ites as "Mr. B."

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  • There's even a little "Basie" feel here with the horns playing in great unison.

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  • General Sebastiaan ( "Basie") Smit and Major General Izak Johannes

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  • Not Johnny Mandel, who played trumpet and trombone in big bands, arranged music for Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand, composed jazz standards plus television hits like the "M*A*S*H" theme and in January was named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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  • The two sets on Monday will take cues from the new album, which starts off with "Low Life," a 1956 song Mr. Mandel composed while in Count Basie's band.

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  • But for "Countrypolitan," her first album of standards, she has taken 10 country classics and arranged them in a swing-band fashion—Willie Nelson's "Night Life" here sounds more like a Count Basie blues riff.

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  • "Obviously, Whitney Houston was an important part of the fabric — the cultural fabric of this state," Christie said at a press conference Tuesday, adding that Houston, a Newark native, is in the "pantheon of great New Jersey musical talents" like Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen.

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  • Chico O'Farrill was also one of the few Latin composers to work for "mainstream" jazz orchestras, creating classic charts for Benny Goodman and Count Basie.

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