Count Basie Quotes

Count Basie Quotes: Oscar Peterson plays the best ivory box I've ever heard.
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Count Basie Quote: I'll always remember when I first heard Lester [Young]. I'd never heard anyone like him before. He was a stylist with a different sound. A sound I'd never heard before or since. To be honest with you, I didn't much like it at first.
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Quotes about Count Basie: I never thought innovation as such was very important. Not when you have to think about it... If you're going to come up with a new direction or a really new way to do something, you'll do it by just playing your stuff and letting it ride. The real innovators did their innovating by just being themselves.
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Quote about Count Basie: The real innovators did their innovating by just being themselves.
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