Count Basie Splanky

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".
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.
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…

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."

Count Basie & His Orchestra - 88 Basie Street (1984) {JVC XRCD}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 27, 2016
Count Basie & His Orchestra - 88 Basie Street (1984) {JVC XRCD}

Count Basie & His Orchestra - 88 Basie Street (1984) {JVC XRCD}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 270MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 139MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Big Band

One of Basie's final albums, the very appealing title cut seems to sum up his career, a lightly swinging groove with a strong melody. Two small-group performances with guest Joe Pass on guitar and the tenor of Kenny Hing add variety to aparticularly strong set.
Count Basie - The Real... Count Basie (The Ultimate Collection) (2015)

Count Basie - The Real… Count Basie (The Ultimate Collection) (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:18:41 | 318 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Columbia

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. Basie was not a composer like Duke Ellington or an important soloist like Benny Goodman. His instrument was his band, which was considered the epitome of swing and became broadly influential on jazz. 'The Real Count Basie' is a 3 CD, 48 track collection housed in a card digipack case.
Oscar Peterson - Plays Count Basie (1955/2015) [24bit/192kHz]

Oscar Peterson - Plays Count Basie (1955/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 44:49 minutes | 1,75 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1955 release finds pianist Oscar Peterson delving into the Count Basie songbook, one of several albums Peterson recorded in the 1950s dedicated to specific composers. He is surrounded by a stunning line-up of talent here, namely Ray Brown on double bass, guitarist Herb Ellis and legendary drummer Buddy Rich.
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.
Ray Charles and Count Basie Orchestra - Ray Sings Basie Swings (2006) [Reissue 2007] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ray Charles and Count Basie Orchestra - Ray Sings Basie Swings (2006) [Reissue 2007]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 48:25 minutes | Scans included | 3,1 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 979 MB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Telarc # SACD-63679
Duke Ellington and Count Basie - First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961) [Reissue 2002] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Duke Ellington & Count Basie - First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (1961) [Reissue 2002]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:23 minutes | Scans included | 2,35 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,53 GB