Classic 1936–1947 Count Basie & Lester Young Studio Sessions

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 - Classic Jazz Archive: Count Basie (2004)  Music

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 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 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 And His Small Groups - “The Fives” (1936 - 1942)

Count Basie And His Small Groups - “The Fives” (1936 - 1942)
Flac & MP3, 320 kbps | 252 MB & 157,6 MB | Label: Giants of Jazz

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
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.

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.
Count Basie - Palais de Chaillot, March 29th 1960 (2002, Laserlight Digital # 17423)

Count Basie - Palais de Chaillot, March 29th 1960
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 484 MB | Full Artwork: 34 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Laserlight Digital # 17423 | Country/Year: Germany 2002
Genre: Jazz | Style: Classic Jazz

"Europe1 regularly recorded jazz concerts for broadcast during the 1950s and '60s, so this 1960 performance by Count Basie at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris is representative of the heights of the band during the era in which Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Frank Foster, Marshall Royal and Frank Wess were all a part of the group. The set list is diverse, blending originals by bandmembers and Neal Hefti (one of the most prolific contributors to Basie at the time), favorites from other bands' repertoire and a few blues…"