Straight Ahead Count Basie

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 - Basie Land (1964) [Reissue 2009] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 17, 2017
Count Basie - Basie Land (1964) [Reissue 2009] (Repost)

Count Basie - Basie Land (1964) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 86 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517995727)

In 1964, Count Basie handed the reins of his band over to composer and arranger Billy Byers, purportedly to modernize his sound to the times. More accurately, Byers energized the band with his bright charts loaded with counterpointed exchanges and interplay, plus a depth and density the Basie band had long since relinquished to other similarly sized groups. With stellar personnel - including Eric Dixon, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Marshall Royal, Al Aarons, and Don Rader - Byers and Basie stoked the coals of the band with some red hot bop and intricate charts atypical to the laid-back approach that always served the band and its fans well…
Count Basie & His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again (1962) [Reissue 2009] (Repost)

Count Basie & His Orchestra - On My Way & Shoutin' Again (1962) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 213 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517909045)

When Count Basie returned to Verve Records in 1962, Neal Hefti was contracted to write the tunes and arrangements, a revival of their partnership from the 1958 Roulette LP Basie Plays Hefti. While none of these selections is as famous as his songs like "Cute," "Little Pony," "Splanky," "Li'l Darlin'," and "Repetition," the substantial originality of this music is hard to deny, not to mention that the expert musicians playing his music bring these tracks fully to life in a livelier fashion than most laid-back Basie studio sessions. In fact, it has the feeling of a concert date that trumps the more clean, controlled environment of a session that was recorded on a three-track reel-to-reel…
Count Basie | Sarah Vaughan - Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan (1996)

Count Basie | Sarah Vaughan - Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan (1996)
EAC | APE (log,image+cue) -> 265 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 116 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Standards, Swing | Label: Roulette Jazz, CDP 7243 8 37241 2 3 | 0:46:44

Although Count Basie gets top billing, he actually doesn't even appear on this set. Basie's Orchestra and pianist Kirk Stuart are purely in a supporting role behind the magnificent voice of Sarah Vaughan, other than a couple of short spots for trumpeter Joe Newman and Frank Foster's tenor. Sometimes Vaughan sounds overly mannered and seems to give little weight to the words she is singing, but her wide range and impeccable musicianship carry the day. Highlights include "Perdido," "Mean to Me," and "You Go to My Head," and the set is understandably recommended more for Sarah Vaughan fans than Count Basie collectors.

Tony Bennett, Count Basie - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 21, 2017
Tony Bennett, Count Basie - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)

Tony Bennett, Count Basie - The Jazz Collector Edition (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 167.52 Mb | 31:42 | Scans included
Swing, Jazz Vocal | Label: LaserLight Digital (15 722)

Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York. Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as a U.S. Army infantryman in the European Theater. Afterward, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records and had his first number-one popular song with "Because of You" in 1951. Several top hits such as "Rags to Riches" followed in the early 1950s. He then refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". His career and his personal life experienced an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era.
Joe Newman Quintet - ...At Count Basie's (1961) {2005 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Joe Newman Quintet - …At Count Basie's (1961) {2005 Verve Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 253 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 93 mb
Genre: jazz

Joe Newman Quintet At Count Basie's is the 1961 album by the Joe Newman Quintet. Originally released by Mercury, this CD was released by the Verve Music Group on on 12 April, 2005.
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.

Count Basie - April in Paris (1956)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 6, 2017
Count Basie - April in Paris (1956)

Count Basie - April in Paris (1956)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 652 | ~ 132 or 94 Mb | Scans -> 26 Mb
Jazz, Big Band

One of the staples in the Count Basie discography, April in Paris is one of those rare albums that makes its mark as an almost instant classic in the jazz pantheon. April in Paris represents the reassembly of the original Count Basie orchestra that define swing in the 1930s and 1940…