[ bey-see ]
/ ˈbeɪ si /
WilliamCount, 1904–84, U.S. jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for basie
/ (ˈbeɪsɪ) /
William, known as Count Basie . 1904–84, US jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer: associated particularly with the polished phrasing and style of big-band jazz
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