Straight Ahead Count Basie

Greg Abate - Straight Ahead (1993)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 28, 2018
Greg Abate - Straight Ahead (1993)

Greg Abate - Straight Ahead (1993)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 361.95 Mb | 01:04:37 | Cover
Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: Candid - CCD79530

The title perfectly summarizes this quintet date – hard bop and standards delivered professionally and competently by an experienced band. Greg Abate is a fluid alto and tenor saxophonist who executes the chord changes, progressions, and solos efficiently, while trumpeter Claudio Roditi adds some Afro-Latin spice and hot licks, and pianist Hilton Ruiz, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Kenny Washington keep the rhythmic center together. Mraz's bass sounds undermiked at times, but otherwise this date does exactly what it set out to: showcase jazz professionals comfortable in their environment and with their material.

Takao Uematsu - Straight Ahead (Japan Edition) (1977/2010)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 22, 2018
Takao Uematsu - Straight Ahead (Japan Edition) (1977/2010)

Takao Uematsu - Straight Ahead (Japan Edition) (1977/2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 252.79 Mb | 38:18 | Cover
Fusion, Post-Bop | Country: Japan | Label: Art Union - ARTD-5551

Takao Uematsu (Uematsu Takao; 16. April 1947 in der Präfektur Tokio) ist ein japanischer Fusion- und Jazzmusiker (Tenorsaxophon, auch Sopransaxophon und Bassklarinette). Uematsu, der Autodidakt ist, begann mit 13 Jahren, Klarinette zu spielen, bevor er ans Tenorsaxophon wechselte. Er spielte 1965 bei Akira Ishikawa, dann bei Kiyoshi Sugimoto und um 1970 bei Takeshi Inomata, mit dessen Band Sound Ltd. erste Aufnahmen entstanden.

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.

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.
Count Basie & His Atomic Band - Complete Live At The Crescendo 1958 (2016) {5CD Box Set Phono Records 870245}

Count Basie & His Atomic Band - Complete Live At The Crescendo 1958 (2016) {5CD Box Set Phono Records 870245}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.97 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 846 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 97 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1958, 2016 Phono Records | 870245
Jazz / Big Band / Bop / Swing

This superb 5-CD collection compiles all existing live recordings made by the Atomic band at the Crescendo Club, in Hollywood, in the summer of 1958, for the first time ever on a single edition. The sound quality is excellent throughout the set. Count Basie’s career was revived in late 1957 thanks to the success of the Neal Hefti-arranged LP Atomic Basie, which became one of his biggest hits. The orchestra was filled with stars, and Joe Williams’ vocals were heard to great effect supported by Hefti’s excellent scores and the superb quality of the band.
Count Basie - Complete Original American Decca Recordings (1937-1939) [3CD Set] {2000 Disconforme 24-bit Remaster}

Count Basie - Complete Original American Decca Recordings (1937-1939) [3CD Set] {2000 Disconforme 24-bit Remaster}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 514 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 400 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 54 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Disconforme / Definitive Records | DRCD 11173
Jazz / Big Band / Swing

All the tunes recorded by this legendary label. Each volume represents one year's recording activity: 1937, 1938 and 1939. Featuring Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Jo Jones, among others. Newly remastered. I don't have much to say about this compilation. Hey, it's Count Basie from the late 1930s! What more need be said?! Just listen to the "skeletal" piano by the genius Count Basie. Talk about the use of white space! And, of course, that absolutely KILLER rhythm section! I will mention that all of the tracks are presented in the sequence they were recorded except for the alternate takes which are at the end of each disc respectively. Presumably, the alts presented here were recorded at the same time as the masters (as implied, though not overtly stated, in the booklet).
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 & 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 - The Complete Atomic Basie (1957) (Remastered 1994)

Count Basie - The Complete Atomic Basie (1957) (Remastered 1994)
Jazz | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 260 Mb
Label ~ Blue Note Records

Bristling with excitement and electricity, this 1958 album represents the finest accomplishment of Count Basie's "New Testament" big band. His "Old Testament" band of the late 1930s, featuring stars Lester Young, Herschel Evans, Dickie Wells, and Buck Clayton, perfected the blues-drenched, straight 4/4 rhythm of Kansas City swing. Building on the blues foundation, this 1950s band features more ambitious compositions and a more dynamic sound and incorporates more modern developments. ~ Amazon

Count Basie - New Year at Birdland (1953/54)  Music

Posted by robertl at Dec. 15, 2009
Count Basie - New Year at Birdland (1953/54)

Count Basie - New Year at Birdland (1953/54)
MP3 | 256 Kbps CBR | 138 Mb | RAR | RS
Jazz

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. Basie's orchestra was characterized by a light, swinging rhythm section that he led from the piano, lively ensemble work, and generous soloing.