Tag Archive: Count Basie

Count Basie – Basie Plays Hefti (1958) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Count Basie - Basie Plays Hefti (1958) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Count Basie – Basie Plays Hefti (1958) {1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 720 MB (Hi-Res) + 190 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-129 | Genre: Big Band
Half-Speed Mastered

The Count Basie Orchestra was in top form for this set of Neal Hefti arrangements. Hefti had been one of the main architects of the new Basie sound of the ’50s and on this memorable date he utilizes the flute of Frank Wess prominently. “Cute” (heard here in its initial recording) became a standard.Read More

The Count Basie Big Band – Basie Swings (2002) {DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}

The Count Basie Big Band - Basie Swings (2002) {DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}

The Count Basie Big Band – Basie Swings (2002) {DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}
DVD-Audio | MLP (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | AC-3 (5.1)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Multichannel
Covers Included
Total Size: 3.73 GB (DVD-A) + 3.39. GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Denon | USA | Cat#: SVY 17154 | Genre: Big Band, Swing

This audio DVD features the Count Basie big band performing various songs from his career. While these performances are available elsewhere, collectors may be interested in the remastered sound.Read More

Count Basie – Live at The Sands (Before Frank) (1998) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Count Basie - Live at The Sands (Before Frank) (1998) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Count Basie – Live at The Sands (Before Frank) (1998) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.13 GB (ISO) + 0.98 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2113 | Genre: Big Band, Swing, Jazz

Frank Sinatra’s collaborations with Count Basie were among the singer’s better ventures back into jazz in the early 1960s, and led not only to a couple of great studio albums, and one superb live Sinatra album, but also to Basie’s being signed to the Sinatra-founded Reprise label in the mid-’60s. The 53 minutes of music captured on Live at the Sands was recorded during the opening sets from three different shows in late January and early February of 1966, by Basie and his band during the engagement with Sinatra at the Sands Hotel that yielded that live Sinatra album.Read More

Count Basie – Albums Collection

Count Basie - Albums Collection

Count Basie – Albums Collection
EAC Rip | 112xCD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 31.8 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
ALBUMS/COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: 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. Basie’s orchestra was characterized by a light, swinging rhythm section that he led from the piano, lively ensemble work, and generous soloing. Read More