Count Basie, 1976

Image for Count Basie, 1976
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Basie, Count, American, 1904 - 1984
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. (23.5 x 34.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 1/16 x 13 15/16 in. (25.5 x 35.4 cm)
H x W (Matted): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date
1976
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Count Basie performing in Miami, FL. Basie is photographed from a low angle and to the right with the very edge of his piano visible in the lower right corner. Basie has his eyes closed and is smiling slightly. He wears a black suit jacket and white tie.
Topic
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Conductors (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number
2012.164.141
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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