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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.
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
The Count Basie Orchestra - High Voltage (1970/2015) [Official Digital Download]

The Count Basie Orchestra - High Voltage (1970/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 34:23 minutes | 353 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

High Voltage (subtitled Basic Basie Vol. 2) is an album by pianist and bandleader Count Basie featuring performances recorded in 1970 and released on the MPS label.
Count Basie & Oscar Peterson - Satch And Josh... Again (1978) [Remastered 1998]

Count Basie & Oscar Peterson - Satch And Josh… Again (1978) [Remastered 1998]
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 265 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 118 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 45 Mb
Jazz, Swing | Label: Original Jazz Classics / Pablo Records, OJCCD 960-2/0025218696029 | 1998 | 00:51:57

Recorded three years after their first full album together, this second encounter between Count Basie and Oscar Peterson on twin pianos (this time with a quartet) is as strong as the original, alternating standards with blues. Both Peterson and Basie have one number apiece on electric piano, making this album historic as well as quite musical. –Scott Yanow