Collection of thirteen original photographs of Count Basie

Count Basie (subject)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1940s-1960s. Collection of 13 vintage photographs of Count Basie, taken between 1940 and 1965, twelve glossy and one matte-finish. Eleven photographs with printed mimeo snipes, provenance stamps, and photographer stamps on the versos.

Basie was one of the best known jazz pianist band leaders in history, having begun his career by accompanying silent films and moving on to create his own innovative jazz orchestra, which pioneered techniques like riffing with a large band, emphasizing the rhythm section, and utilizing arrangers to broaden their sound (including a young Quincy Jones).

Eleven photographs 8 x 10 inches, one photograph 9.25 x 7.25 inches, and one photograph 7.75 x 8.75 inches. Generally Near Fine to Very Good plus.

[Book #156303]