Lester Young With Count Basie (1936 1940)

Lester Young - Portrait (2001)  Music

Posted by Bezz at Nov. 21, 2011
Lester Young - Portrait (2001)

Lester Young - Portrait (2001)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 10 CDs | 2.38 Gb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Cool, Swing, Mainstream Jazz | Label ~ Past Perfect Records
Frank Sinatra with Count Basie & The Orchestra - Sinatra At The Sands (1966) [DVD-Audio 2003] Hi-Res FLAC 24/192

Frank Sinatra with Count Basie & The Orchestra - Sinatra At The Sands (1966/2003)
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 76:34 minutes | 3,13 GB
DVD-Audio to Hi-Res FLAC - Source: Reprise Records (2003) | Covers
Tony Bennett with Count Basie & His Orchestra - In Person! (1958) {MFSL UDCD II 743}

Tony Bennett with Count Basie & His Orchestra - In Person! (1958) {MFSL UDCD II 743}
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | 1 CD | 253 MB | scans @ 600dpi | Time 35:43 | HF + RS | 5% recovery
Vocal Jazz, Big Band | Columbia/ Sony | December 22 & 30, 1958 | Catalog # PIWK 707942

Tony Bennett with Count Basie & His Orchestra - In Person! (1958) {MFSL UDCD II 743}

This is a fabulous record for anyone who's a fan of Tony Bennett or big-band singers in general. The Basie band backing is terrific; the sound is great, and Bennett's voice was in top form. If you've only recently become a Bennett fan in the past few years ago, you owe it to yourself to hear his voice when it was in peak form.
Frank Sinatra - A Man and his Musiс - With Count Basie Orchestra (1981)

Frank Sinatra - A Man and his Musiс - With Count Basie Orchestra (1981)
DVD-5 | Video: MPEG 2, NTSC 4:3 (720x480), 29.970 fps , 6000 Kbps
Audio: LPCM, 2 ch, 48.0 Khz, 1536 Kbps | ~ 2,75 Gb | RS, HF | 3% Recovery
Genre: Traditional Pop, Jazz, Vocal
Tony Bennett - In Person with Count Basie (1959) (1994 Legacy gold cd)

Tony Bennett - In Person with Count Basie (1959) (1994 Legacy gold cd)
EAC rip | 1994 Legacy gold CD | FLAC (5% Recovery) | m3u, md5 checksum, cue, log | RS + Hot File
183 MB | NO Artwork | Jazz Pop Vocal | 1959

A state-of-the-art reissue of what was the first of Bennett's albums to get a stereo release.

Lester Young - Jammin' The Blues (2004)  Music

Posted by robi62 at March 28, 2013
Lester Young - Jammin' The Blues (2004)

Lester Young - Jammin' The Blues (2004)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 210 Mbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Discovery Records | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 24 Aug 2004 | Runtime: 32 min. | 1,49 GB (DVD5)

Lester Young was one of the true jazz giants, a tenor saxophonist who came up with a completely different conception in which to play his horn, floating over bar lines with a light tone rather than adopting Coleman Hawkins' then-dominant forceful approach. A non-conformist, Young (nicknamed "Pres" by Billie Holiday) had the ironic experience in the 1950s of hearing many young tenors try to sound exactly like him.
Count Basie And His Orchestra - Basic Basie (1969/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Count Basie And His Orchestra - Basic Basie (1969/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 33:47 minutes | 668 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The MPS label scored a coup when they were able to set up a recording date with the Basie orchestra. It took place on October 20th, 1969 at Universal Studios in Chicago. As agreed upon, the band brought along standards from the Basie book, and the Count fulfilled MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwers wish that Basie play longer piano passages than usual; normally Basie limited himself to a short riff here and there. The way Basie and his orchestra played reminded me of a top long distance runner, producer Sonny Lester commented in the liner notes to the album. He went on to say that the bands playing was, disciplined, clean, with such a feel for timing and teamwork that you had the feeling that every band member was guided by the same brain. The best-known names in that particular group were tenor saxophonist Eddie Lockjaw Davis and guitarist Freddie Green, a Basie mainstay over the decades.
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - It Might As Well Be Swing (1964) [Remastered 2010]

Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - It Might As Well Be Swing (1964) [Remastered 2010]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 186 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 81 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Universal Music, #:460502670466 | 2010 | 0:27:24

Frank Sinatra and Count Basie's second collaboration, It Might as Well Be Swing, was a more structured, swing-oriented set than Sinatra-Basie, and in many ways the superior album. The album consists of then-recently written songs, arranged as if they were swing numbers. The results work splendidly, not just because arranger/conductor Quincy Jones found the core of each of the songs, but because Basie and his band were flexible…
Count Basie - Live At The Sands (Before Frank) (1998) [MFSL 2013] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Count Basie - Live At The Sands (Before Frank) (1998) [MFSL 2013]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:00 minutes | Scans included | 1,67 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,03 GB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2113
Lester Young - The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve [8CD Box Set] (1999) "Reload"

Lester Young - The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve [8CD Box Set] (1999)
8CD | EAC-Rip | WAVPack-image +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | October 19, 1999 | 2.7 Gb
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polygram | Hotfile, Fileserve

With his airy, vibratoless tone and sophisticated harmonic imagination, Lester Young (1909-59) was arguably the most influential tenor saxophonist after Coleman Hawkins. As the star in Count Basie's big band and Billie Holiday's favorite soloist, Young's breezy solos, along with his patented porkpie hat and unique hipster jargon, affected legions of musicians. This 8-CD compilation marks the 90th anniversary of Young's birth and contains all of the recordings he made for producer Norman Granz from 1946 to 1959, the last 13 years of Young's life.