From The Duke, To Dizzy, Don Byas Played With The Best Of The Swing And Bebop Era In Harlem

Carlos Wesley “Don” Byas, October 21, 1912 – August 24, 1972, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, associated with Swing and bebop. Continue Reading →


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Harlem Man William James “Count” Basie 1904 – 1984 (video)

Count_Basie_in_Rhythm_and_Blues_RevueWilliam James “Count” Basie August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984, was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Continue Reading →


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