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Count Basie - Sophisticated Swing (1997)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Jan. 19, 2017
Count Basie - Sophisticated Swing (1997)

Count Basie - Sophisticated Swing (1997)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 237 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 149 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Swing | Label: Camden / BMG, #:74321 451902 | 1997 | 00:59:33

One of jazz music's all-time greats, bandleader/pianist Count Basie was a primary shaper of the big-band sound that characterized mid-20th century popular music. In 1958, Basie became the first African-American male recipient of a Grammy Award. One of jazz music's all-time greats, he won many other Grammys throughout his career and worked with a plethora of artists, including Joe Williams and Ella Fitzgerald. This CD presents compositions played Count Basie with his orchestra, instrumentalists, rhythm section and his sextet from 1947-50 years.
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - It Might As Well Be Swing (1964) [Remastered 2010]

Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - It Might As Well Be Swing (1964) [Remastered 2010]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 186 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 81 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Universal Music, #:460502670466 | 2010 | 0:27:24

Frank Sinatra and Count Basie's second collaboration, It Might as Well Be Swing, was a more structured, swing-oriented set than Sinatra-Basie, and in many ways the superior album. The album consists of then-recently written songs, arranged as if they were swing numbers. The results work splendidly, not just because arranger/conductor Quincy Jones found the core of each of the songs, but because Basie and his band were flexible…
Count Basie Encounters Oscar Peterson - Satch And Josh (1974) {1998, Reissue, Remastered}

Count Basie Encounters Oscar Peterson - Satch And Josh (1974) {1998, Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 264 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 65 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Bop | Original Jazz Classics / Pablo Records / Fantasy #OJCCD-959-2 (2310-722)

Producer Norman Granz occasionally got carried away with the quantity of his recording projects. In 1974 he recorded a full album teaming fellow pianists Count Basie and Oscar Peterson in a rhythm quintet; little did anyone realize that this then-unique matchup would eventually result in five albums. This first one, which finds Basie doubling on organ, is among the best. Peterson's virtuosic style somehow worked very well with Basie's sparse playing and these ten numbers really swing.

Caterina Valente - With The Count Basie Orchestra (1986) {MFSL}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 30, 2016
Caterina Valente - With The Count Basie Orchestra (1986) {MFSL}

Caterina Valente - With The Count Basie Orchestra (1986) {MFSL}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 285MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 128MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Big Band

This CD reissue dates from Thad Jones' single year of leadership of the Count Basie Orchestra before his health began to fail. Caterina Valente (best known as a pop singer) has a warm voice and sounds comfortable singing in a jazz-influenced middle-of-the-road style. There is little improvisation on the date and Thad Jones' arrangements leave surprisingly little space for solos; his only appearance on cornet is on "Solitude."
Jazz Casual - Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane (2000)

Jazz Casual - Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane (2000)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 6 000 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 384 Kbps, AC-3 2ch. at 384 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: Rhino | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 22 Aug 2000 | Runtime: 88 min. | 4,32 GB (DVD5)

The first DVD of Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual TV series combines three separate 30-minute programs previously available individually as videos; obviously this is the better way to acquire them, both financially and from a preservation standpoint. Count Basie's appearance is a bit unusual. Gleason parks himself next to the piano following the opening number and remains there throughout the show, making Basie seem nervous and rather uncomfortable with his host during the interview excerpts and rarely, if ever, looking Gleason in the eye while talking to him.
Count Basie & His Orchestra - This Time by Basie!: Hits of the 50s & 60s (1963) [2012, Japanese Edition]

Count Basie & His Orchestra - This Time by Basie!: Hits of the 50s & 60s (1963)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log => 211 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 85.5 MB | Full scans => 25.5 MB
Label: WEA International Inc., Japan | Catalog.#: WPCR-27138 | Genre: Big Band, Swing

Three decades after the fact, people looking at releases like This Time by Basie would tend to dismiss it as pandering, Count Basie doing a "pops"-type outing – the cheesy cover art even emphasized the songs over Basie and his band. Nothing could be further from the truth, however – this 16-song release reveals a wonderful body of work, and deserves to be better known. For starters, This Time by Basie swings, smooth and easy but taut, or hot and heavy. From Sonny Payne's understated cymbal intro to "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" to the bluesier notes of "One Mint Julep," Basie and company sound like…
Count Basie - Count Basie And The Kansas City 7 (1962) [Analogue Productions' Remaster 2012] PS3 ISO + FLAC {RE-UP}

Count Basie - Count Basie And The Kansas City 7 (1962) [APO Remaster 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:53 minutes | Scans included | 1,27 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 846 MB

Count Basie and the Kansas City 7 is an album by American jazz bandleader and pianist Count Basie featuring small group performances recorded in 1962 for the Impulse! label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "One of Count Basie's few small-group sessions of the '60s was his best".

Jazz Play Along Vol. 17 - Count Basie  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Kruzzz at Feb. 15, 2011
Jazz Play Along Vol. 17 - Count Basie

Jazz Play Along Vol. 17 - Count Basie
Hal Leonard | English | 2003 | ISBN-10: 0634061372 | 60 pages | PDF/MP3 | 124 MB
Count Basie & Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (1955) Reissue 1993

Count Basie & Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (1955)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Standarts | Label: Verve | # 519 852-2 | Time: 00:42:56

Joe Williams' debut as the featured vocalist in Count Basie's band was one of those landmark moments that even savvy observers don't fully appreciate when it occurs, then realize years later how momentous an event they witnessed. Williams brought a different presence to the great Basie orchestra than the one Jimmy Rushing provided; he couldn't shout like Rushing, but he was more effective on romantic and sentimental material, while he was almost as spectacular on surging blues, up-tempo wailers, and stomping standards. Basie's band maintained an incredible groove behind Williams, who moved from authoritative statements on "Every Day I Have the Blues" and "Please Send Me Someone to Love" to brisk workouts on "Roll 'Em Pete" and his definitive hit, "All Right, OK, You Win".
The Count Basie Orchestra - Long Live The Chief (1986) {Japan} Repost

The Count Basie Orchestra - Long Live The Chief (1986) {Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 377 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 155 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 47 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Big Band | Denon / Nippon Columbia Co. #33CY 1018

After Count Basie's death, his orchestra went through an expected period of turmoil, almost declaring bankruptcy and having a new short-term leader (the late trumpeter Thad Jones). By 1986 its fortunes had improved and under the leadership of tenor-saxophonist Frank Foster it has become the only "ghost" orchestra to still play viable music after the death of its leader. Long Live the Chief was recorded only weeks after Foster assumed command, but already his arrangements and leadership were giving fresh life to this great jazz institution. In addition to remakes of "April in Paris, " "Lil' Darlin', " "Corner Pocket" and "Shiny Stockings, " there was already some new material in the band's books…