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Count Basie and his Orchestra - Four Classic Albums (2008) (Repost)

Count Basie and his Orchestra - Four Classic Albums (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 853 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 360 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (AMSC 946)

"April in Paris" (1956), "King of Swing" (1954), "The Atomic Mr. Basie" (1957) and "The Greatest!! Count Basie Plays, Joe Williams Sings Standards" (1956) are presented here on a superbly remastered double CD.
April in Paris (1956). One of the staples in the Count Basie discography, April in Paris is one of those rare albums that makes its mark as an almost instant classic in the jazz pantheon. April in Paris represents the reassembly of the original Count Basie orchestra that define swing in the 1930s and 1940s. The title track has come to define elegance in orchestral jazz. Recorded in 1955 and 1956, April in Paris proved Count Basie's ability to grow through modern jazz changes while keeping the traditional jazz orchestra vital and alive…
Count Basie | Sarah Vaughan - Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan (1996)

Count Basie | Sarah Vaughan - Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan (1996)
EAC | APE (log,image+cue) -> 265 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 116 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Standards, Swing | Label: Roulette Jazz, CDP 7243 8 37241 2 3 | 0:46:44

Although Count Basie gets top billing, he actually doesn't even appear on this set. Basie's Orchestra and pianist Kirk Stuart are purely in a supporting role behind the magnificent voice of Sarah Vaughan, other than a couple of short spots for trumpeter Joe Newman and Frank Foster's tenor. Sometimes Vaughan sounds overly mannered and seems to give little weight to the words she is singing, but her wide range and impeccable musicianship carry the day. Highlights include "Perdido," "Mean to Me," and "You Go to My Head," and the set is understandably recommended more for Sarah Vaughan fans than Count Basie collectors.

Count Basie Trio - For The First Time (1974) {Pablo}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 21, 2017
Count Basie Trio - For The First Time (1974) {Pablo}

Count Basie Trio - For The First Time (1974) {Pablo}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 246MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop

Throughout his career, Count Basie was modest about his own abilities as a pianist, and his success at streamlining his style to the bare essentials often made listeners underrate his playing talents. This 1974 session was a rarity, an opportunity for Basie to be featured in a trio setting (with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Louie Bellson), during which he provides enough variety to hold one's interest and enough technique to lead many to reassess his piano skills.
Wild Bill Davis - Live At Count Basie's (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Wild Bill Davis - Live At Count Basie's (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 45:07 minutes | 1,82 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Wild Bill Davis was the stage name of American jazz pianist, organist, and arranger William Strethen Davis. With the dynamic, swirling sounds of his Hammond B-3 organ, Wild Bill Davis provided a bridge from the big band swing of the 1930s and '40s to the organ-driven R&B of the 1950s and early '60s.

Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1953-1954 (2007)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 8, 2018
Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1953-1954 (2007)

Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1953-1954 (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 307 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1446)

The 15th installment in the complete commercially issued studio recordings of Count Basie was released as a new segment of the Classics Chronological Series in 2007. The time line represented here begins on December 12, 1953, and ends either in June or August 1954, depending upon which discographical session index you opt for. The bright, snappy Basie big-band sound of the mid-'50s was largely the result of compositions and arrangements by Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, and Manny Albam…

Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1952-1953 (2005)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 7, 2018
Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1952-1953 (2005)

Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1952-1953 (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 326 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1387)

From July 26, 1952 to December 12, 1953, Count Basie continued to record for Norman Granz's Clef label, variously utilizing a quintet, sextet, nonet, and 16-piece big band. Released in 2005, this volume in the Classics Chronological Series documents all of the issued studio titles from this time period, neatly omitting no less than 15 Birdland radio broadcasts so as to focus upon the Count's protean adventures within the intimate confines of recording studios in New York and Los Angeles. Basie's excellent instrumentalists include trumpeter Joe Newman, trombonist Henry Coker, reedmen Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, and Charlie Fowlkes. This album also features guest appearances by Oscar Peterson (he and Basie take turns playing organ and piano), vocalist Al Hibbler, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Buddy Rich.

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1979) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 26, 2018
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1979) (Repost)

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1979)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 220 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (00025218013222)

This studio album matches together Ella Fitzgerald and the Count Basie Orchestra 16 years after they first recorded together. Basie's sidemen are unfortunately restricted in the Benny Carter arrangements to backup work but Basie has a few piano solos and Fitzgerald is in good voice and in typically swinging form. Highlights include "Just a Sittin' and a Rockin'," "Teach Me Tonight" and "Honeysuckle Rose."
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First (1962)

Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First (1962)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 218 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner/Reprise (927 023-2)

The long-awaited first collaboration between two icons, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra, did something unique for the reputations of both. For Basie, the Sinatra connection inaugurated a period in the '60s where his band was more popular and better-known than it ever was, even in the big-band era. For Sinatra, Basie meant liberation, producing perhaps the loosest, rhythmically free singing of his career. Propelled by the irresistible drums of Sonny Payne, Sinatra careens up to and around the tunes, reacting jauntily to the beat and encouraging Payne to swing even harder, which was exactly the way to interact with the Basie rhythm machine - using his exquisite timing flawlessly…
Oscar Peterson & Count Basie - Satch & Josh....Again (1978) [Reissue 2006]

Oscar Peterson & Count Basie - Satch & Josh….Again (1978) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 268 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (0025218696029)

Recorded three years after their first full album together, this second encounter between Count Basie and Oscar Peterson on twin pianos (this time with a quartet) is as strong as the original, alternating standards with blues. Both Peterson and Basie have one number apiece on electric piano, making this album historic as well as quite musical.

Count Basie - Basie Big Band (1975)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 6, 2018
Count Basie - Basie Big Band (1975)

Count Basie - Basie Big Band (1975)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 224 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 65 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor Japan (J33J-20048)

The Count Basie Orchestra's initial studio album for Pablo mostly features pleasant but lightweight arrangements by Sammy Nestico. The music is quite recognizable as Basie's but the results are somewhat forgettable and predictable.