Duke Ellington Count Basie First Time

Duke Ellington & Count Basie - First Time (1961) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Duke Ellington & Count Basie - First Time
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | no cue | no log | Covers | FS, MU | 840 MB 3% rec
1961 | Genre: Jazz | Label: CBS/Sony | 20AP-1471 | Japanese pressing
Rated 4.5 out of 5 star by AllMusic Guide

At first glance this collaboration should not have worked. The Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestras had already been competitors for 25 years but the leaders' mutual admiration (Ellington was one of Basie's main idols) and some brilliant planning made this a very successful and surprisingly uncrowded encounter. On most selections Ellington and Basie both play piano (their interaction with each other is wonderful) and the arrangements allowed the stars from both bands to take turns soloing. "Segue in C" is the highpoint but versions of "Until I Met You," "Battle Royal" and "Jumpin' at the Woodside" are not far behind.
( Scott Yanow - AllMusic Guide )
Duke Ellington & Count Basie – First Time! The Count Meets The Duke (1961)(CBS)

Duke Ellington & Count Basie – First Time! The Count Meets The Duke (1961)(CBS)
1961 | Genre: Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 243Mb+17Mb

The two greatest big bands in jazz history side by side on your headphones: What can be more glorious? If, as Billy Strayhorn said, Duke Ellington's band was his instrument, then this 1961 session finds Ellington and Count Basie "trading fours" as it were. The composer credits and solo space are divided democratically, four songs from Duke's camp, four from Basie's. The sparring between soloists of both bands is a pure delight, especially the gentle conversations between the two leaders-pianists, who finish each other's thoughts as if all four hands were attached to one unified torso. Highlights include two engaging new Duke compositions, the blistering opener "Battle Royal" and the impulsive "Wild Man" and the closing Basie chestnut "Jumpin' at the Woodside," on which the lead tenors Frank Foster and Paul Gonsalves engage in ferocious dueling. Amazingly, there is no toe-stepping amid the rousing interplay.
Duke Ellington and Count Basie - First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961) [Reissue 2002] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Duke Ellington & Count Basie - First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961) [Reissue 2002]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:23 minutes | Scans included | 2,32 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,62 GB

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1991)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Jan. 8, 2012
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1991)

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - A Classy Pair (1991)
Jazz (Vocal) | EAC Rip | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 227 MB. & 106 MB.
300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1991) | Label: Pablo Today | Catalog# 0002521-8013222 | 40:16 min.

"A Classy Pair" is a most apt title for this session, which features Ella Fitzgerald and the final incarnation of the Count Basie Orchestra, perhaps the last major big band to exist under the baton of its namesake. Recorded in February 1979 and produced by the legendary Norman Granz, these nine tracks show Fitzgerald in a somewhat better light than the orchestra.
Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1936-1951 (1990-2002) [8CD, Classics Records]

Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1936-1951 (1990-2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
8CD | Classics Records | ~ 2147 or 2130 or 1373 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz / Big Band / Swing

Count Basie was among the most important bandleaders of the swing era. With the exception of a brief period in the early '50s, he led a big band from 1935 until his death almost 50 years later, and the band continued to perform after he died…
Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington - Ella At Duke's Place (1965) [Reissue 1998]

Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington - Ella At Duke's Place (1965) [Reissue 1998]
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 47:09 min | 127 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Verve Records / Galaktis

Ella Fitzgerald's second studio session with Duke Ellington followed her first (Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book) by eight years. The underrated set begins quietly with four emotional ballads (who else could hold their own with Johnny Hodges on "Passion Flower?") before Fitzgerald gets to scat a bit on the closing vamp of "Azure," comes up with fresh ideas on "Duke's Place," and closes the show by scatting up a storm on "Cotton Tail."
Duke Ellington - The 1954 Los Angeles Concert (1988) {GNP Crescendo}

Duke Ellington - The 1954 Los Angeles Concert (1988) {GNP Crescendo}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 200MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 135MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Swing

This album has an excellent performance by the Duke Ellington Orchestra at a time when its commercial fortunes were near the bottom. The struggles however are not reflected in the music, which is full of enthusiasm and creative invention with trumpeter Clark Terry, tenorman Paul Gonsalves and trombonist Britt Woodman (on "Theme for Trambean") standing out among the many stars during a well-paced program.

Duke Ellington - Concert Of Sacred Music (1966/1994) {BMG}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 3, 2017
Duke Ellington - Concert Of Sacred Music (1966/1994) {BMG}

Duke Ellington - Concert Of Sacred Music (1966/1994) {BMG}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 272MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Swing, Gospel

Though Duke Ellington called his first concert of sacred music "the most important thing I've ever done," it might have been more accurately called the most controversial thing he had ever done – even more so than the so-called "Controversial Suite." The year was 1965; institutions of all kinds, including organized religion, were under fire; even Time magazine dared to run a cover with the legend "Is God Dead?" In response to progressive members of the clergy, jazz musicians like Ellington, Lalo Schifrin, Vince Guaraldi, and a bit later, Dave Brubeck took up the challenge of fusing Christian texts with jazz – and no project had a higher profile, nor drew more fire, than Ellington's.
Count Basie & His Orchestra - This Time by Basie!: Hits of the 50s & 60s (1963) [2012, Japanese Edition]

Count Basie & His Orchestra - This Time by Basie!: Hits of the 50s & 60s (1963)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log => 211 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 85.5 MB | Full scans => 25.5 MB
Label: WEA International Inc., Japan | Catalog.#: WPCR-27138 | Genre: Big Band, Swing

Three decades after the fact, people looking at releases like This Time by Basie would tend to dismiss it as pandering, Count Basie doing a "pops"-type outing – the cheesy cover art even emphasized the songs over Basie and his band. Nothing could be further from the truth, however – this 16-song release reveals a wonderful body of work, and deserves to be better known. For starters, This Time by Basie swings, smooth and easy but taut, or hot and heavy. From Sonny Payne's understated cymbal intro to "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" to the bluesier notes of "One Mint Julep," Basie and company sound like…

Count Basie Big Band - Fun Time (1991)  Music

Posted by PCWhizzkid at July 6, 2011
Count Basie Big Band - Fun Time (1991)

Count Basie Big Band - Fun Time (1991)
EAC V1.0 beta 1 | FLAC ( Secure Mode ) Image + Cue + Log - 244 MB
FULL SCANS - 12 MB (600dpi) | Recovery Record + 3%
Genre: Jazz / Big Band | Label: Pablo | Catalogue No: PACD 2310-945
Wupload & Filesonic

FUN TIME is an apt description for Count Basie's music. A consummate entertainer as well as a brilliant musical artist, Basie knew how to get the audience bouncing to the sounds of his big band, even 30 years after the heyday of the genre. This 1975 album features Basie on stage in Montreux, Switzerland, playing a blues-influenced set of tunes with players including, among others, trombonist Al Grey and tenor man Jimmy Forrest.Basie knew who his stars were, and here Forrest and Grey shine like beacons.FUN TIME is an exuberant recording and an exhilarating listen.