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 | 2,35 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,53 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.

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.
Duke Ellington, John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Duke Ellington, John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1962/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:55 minutes | 1,59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Two titans of jazz come together in a rare and highly acclaimed collaboration, recorded in 1962. At the time, Duke Ellington had been working with various veteran jazz artists of the day such as Louis Armstrong and Count Basie, but John Coltrane was half Ellington's age and not nearly as famous at the time as he was going to be. For these small group sessions, each headliner brought his own bassist and drummer, who play in various combinations on the seven songs.
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Recording Together For The First Time / The Great Reunion ... (1988) [MFSL, UDCD 514]

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Recording Together For The First Time / The Great Reunion … (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 514 | ~ 367 or 176 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Big Band

Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington were (and are) two of the main stems of jazz. Any way you look at it, just about everything that's ever happened in this music leads directly – or indirectly – back to them. Both men were born on the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries, and each became established as a leader during the middle '20s. …
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Complete Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Sessions, 1961 (1990)

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Complete Sessions, 1961 (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Swing, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Roulette Jazz/Capitol | # CDP 593844 | 01:08:27

Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington were (and are) two of the main stems of jazz. Any way you look at it, just about everything that's ever happened in this music leads directly – or indirectly – back to them. Both men were born on the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries, and each became established as a leader during the middle '20s. Although their paths had crossed from time to time over the years, nobody in the entertainment industry had ever managed to get Armstrong and Ellington into a recording studio to make an album together. On April 3, 1961, producer Bob Thiele achieved what should be regarded as one of his greatest accomplishments; he organized and supervised a seven-and-a-half-hour session at RCA Victor's Studio One on East 24th Street in Manhattan, using a sextet combining Duke Ellington with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars. This group included ex-Ellington clarinetist Barney Bigard, ex-Jimmie Lunceford swing-to-bop trombonist Trummy Young, bassist Mort Herbert, and drummer Danny Barcelona. A second session took place during the afternoon of the following day.