Count don’t do nothin’. But it sure sounds good.
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I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, ‘Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here.
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We usually never got out of there before four or five o’clock in the morning. Every morning. So it was rough.
I never thought about being famous or rich. I just thought, Oh, I’ll get a nice little girl and go and play every night, and I’d be happy. And that worked for a while. But the little girl’s mother didn’t trust a guy with a horn.
I have won several prizes as the world’s slowest alto player and a special award in 1961 for quietness.
Jazz music is an aural souvenir of mankind’s attempt to express the intangible, the heart, the soul, through art.