Straight Ahead Count Basie

Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington Meets Count Basie (1962) {1999 Columbia Remaster}

Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington Meets Count Basie (1962) {1999 Columbia Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 489 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 220 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | CK 65571
Jazz / Big Band / Swing

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.
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.

Count Basie - Straight Ahead (1968)  Music

Posted by robertl at Dec. 15, 2009
Count Basie - Straight Ahead (1968)

Count Basie - Straight Ahead (1968)
MP3 | 320 Kbps CBR | 85 Mb | RAR | RS
Jazz

"This album gave the Count Basie Orchestra a rare chance to record an instrumental studio date in the late '60s.Arranger Sammy Nestico made his debut with Basie on this pleasant if unremarkable set of swingers and ballads.Tenors Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Eric Dixon (doubling on flute) are the standouts on this enjoyable session." -Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

Count Basie - Basie Meets Bond (1965)  Music

Posted by intothe at July 13, 2009
Count Basie - Basie Meets Bond (1965)

Count Basie - Basie Meets Bond (1965)
Jazz | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) | 258 MB | artwork
Capitol Jazz | 40:35 | RAR with 5% recovery
Count Basie - Live at the Sands 1966 (Before Frank) (1998) [MFSL Remastered 2013] Audio CD Layer

Count Basie - Live at the Sands (Before Frank) (1998) [MFSL Remastered 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2113 | 00:53:03

Count Basie and Frank Sinatra had the perfect arrangement at the Sands. Before the Chairman hit the stage in Vegas, Count Basie and his big band warmed up the already enthusiastic crowd with a brief set of their own. A dynamite entertainer, the legendary leader causes hearts to race, hips to shake, and fingers to snap with high-energy readings of his trademark swing music, taken to feverish heights by both his first-rate orchestra and the incredibly swank setting. Fortunately, the finest of Basie and Co.’s introductory performances from the historic 1966 dates have been preserved here and serve as a seminal complement to Sinatra’s iconic Live at the Sands. Mastered from the original master tapes, our hybrid SACD version of Live at the Sands (Before Frank) gives you a dead-center, eighth-row seat at the famed Sin City club. You’ll just need to supply your own table and cocktail. Renowned for its sonic clarity, transparency, crispness, and punch, the record is now tremendously enhanced, with improved tonality, a deeper soundstage, correct balances, and lifelike presence.
Count Basie - The Complete Roulette Studio Recordings Of Count Basie & His Orchestra (1993) {10CD Box Set Mosaic MD10-149}

Count Basie - The Complete Roulette Studio Recordings Of Count Basie & His Orchestra (1993) {10CD Box Set Mosaic MD10-149}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.45 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.32 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 55 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957-62, 1993 Mosaic Records | MD10-149
Jazz / Big Band / Swing

Some of Count Basie's finest recordings were cut for the Roulette label during 1957-1962, and all of his studio performances are included on this massive Mosaic ten-CD boxed set. Among the classic former LPs that are reissued here are The Atomic Mr. Basie, Basie Plays Hefti, Chairman of the Board, Everyday I Have the Blues, and Kansas City Suite. With such soloists as trumpeters Thad Jones and Joe Newman, the tenors of Frank Foster and Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Frank Wess on alto and flute, vocals by Joe Williams, and the timeless arrangements of Neal Hefti, Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Ernie Wilkins, and Frank Wess among others, this essential (but unfortunately limited-edition) set features the second Count Basie Orchestra at its very best.
Lester Young - Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion: Lester Young with Count Basie 1936-1940 (2008)

Lester Young - Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion: Lester Young with Count Basie 1936-1940 (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, scans - 851 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 552 MB | 04:00:25
Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Mosaic | Release Year: 2008

The focus of this set was to present all of Lester Young's solo efforts under Count Basie's leadership for the Columbia family of labels. In addition, we have included the Glenn Hardman and his Hammond Five date plus a Benny Goodman small group session that went unreleased until 1973.