Classic 1936–1947 Count Basie & Lester Young Studio Sessions

Count Basie - Classic Jazz Archive: Count Basie (2004)  

Posted by jclane at July 23, 2013
Count Basie - Classic Jazz Archive: Count Basie (2004)

Count Basie - Classic Jazz Archive: Count Basie (2004)
EAC Rip | 2CDs | APE Tracks + Cue + Log => 576 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 351 MB | Full scans => 22.8 MB
Label: Membran Music Ltd./Classic Jazz Archive | Catalog.#: 222010-306 | Genre: Swing, Big Band

Classic Jazz Archive compilation album by Count Basie, was released in 2004 on the Classic Jazz Archive label. This a 1990 reissue of prime Basie cuts.

Count Basie Big Band - Farmers Market Barbecue (1982)  Music

Posted by Samtro at Sept. 16, 2010
Count Basie Big Band - Farmers Market Barbecue (1982)

Count Basie Big Band - Farmers Market Barbecue (1982)
EAC RIP | FLAC(tracks)+CUE+LOG / 261 MB | No Covers | MP3 - CBR 320 Kbps / 101 MB
Jazz, Swing, Big Band | Original Release Date: 1982 | Label: Pablo

''Farmers Market Barbecue'' represents the later period in Count Basie's career. Basie always maintained a firm grasp on his music; his concept never wavered or faltered when it came to good, down-home swing. Basie's music always contained elements of group interplay. In his later years, his music was much more highly arranged; however, an impromptu approach to jazz still pervaded his work. If spontaneity was the mark of the Kansas City days, lightheartedness permeated his later efforts. This is most clearly displayed on tracks such as "Lester Leaps In" and "Jumpin' at the Woodside." On the latter, the Count and his orchestra sustain a light and buoyant swing while still infusing the music with lively improvisations. Tenor saxophonists Kenny Hing and Eric Dixon trade choruses on these jazz anthems in a blithe and playful manner. Always able to breathe new life into classic repertoire, with ''Farmers Market Barbecue'' Basie proves that big band music is not just the sum total of the golden years of the late '30s and early '40s.

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…
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.

Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Sept. 13, 2015
Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young

Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young by Dave Gelly
English | Oct. 18, 2007 | ISBN: 0195334779 | 192 Pages | PDF | 4.28 MB

Lester Young was one of the great jazz masters, and his impact on the course of the art form was profound.
Dream Lucky: When FDR was in the White House, Count Basie was on the radio, and everyone wore a hat...

Dream Lucky: When FDR was in the White House, Count Basie was on the radio, and everyone wore a hat… by Roxane Orgill
Smithsonian; 1 edition | April 22, 2008 | English | ISBN: 0060897503 | 242 pages | PDF | 892 KB

The time: 1936-1938. The mood: Hopeful. It wasn't wartime, not yet. The music: The incomparable Count Basie and Benny Goodman, among others. The setting: Living rooms across America and, most of all, New York City.
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…

Count Basie - Live At The Sands (Before Frank Sinatra) (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 22, 2013
Count Basie - Live At The Sands (Before Frank Sinatra) (2013)

Count Basie - Live At The Sands (Before Frank Sinatra) (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52:55 min | 120 MB
Genre: Mainstream Jazz, Big Band | Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.

Swinging Hard and Heavy With Orchestral Support, Live Big-Band Album Recorded During the Count's Warm-Up Sets for Sinatra in Early 1966 in Vegas Incredible Sound: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Reissue Improves Upon Renowned Dynamics, Presence, Crispness, and Balances Long Out-of-Print, Seminal Classic is Perfect Complement to Sinatra's Live at the Sands 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.
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - Ella And Basie! (1963/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - Ella And Basie! (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:12 minutes | 1,88 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Originally released in 1963 and featuring an unbelievable line up of future and current all-stars of the time (including Eric Dixon, Urbie Green, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, to name just a few), Ella and Basie! is an exhilarating session.

Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at March 31, 2013
Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young

Dave Gelly, "Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young"
English | ISBN: 1845530586 | 2007 | PDF | 224 pages | 4,2 MB