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4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, Piano, Bass, Guitar, Drums, and Vocalist ), has performed a variety of instrumentals and vocals from a library of over 500 arrangements throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

The band gradually built up in quantity and quality of personnel and was broadcast live regularly from the club by a small Kansas City radio station. It was during one of these broadcasts that the group was heard by John Hammond, a wealthy jazz aficionado, who had himself worked as an announcer, disc jockey and producer of a live jazz show on radio. Hammond decided that the band must go to New York. Through his efforts and support (at times even financially) the band enlarged its membership further and went to New York in 1936. Hammond installed Willard Alexander as the band's manager and in January of 1937 the Count Basie band made its first recording with the Decca record label.


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