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Various Artists - From Ragtime To Swing (1898-1952) - La Grande Histoire Du Jazz Vol. 1 (2010) {Box 25CD - 25 of 100}

Various Artists - From Ragtime To Swing (1898-1952) - La Grande Histoire Du Jazz Vol. 1 (2010) {Box 25CD - 25 of 100}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 8.91 Gb
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© 2010 Le Chant du Monde | 574 1900.24
Jazz / Ragtime / Swing

Each box contains 25 slipcase CDs, a booklet (up to 186 pages) and an index. The booklets contain extensive notes (Eng/Fr) with recording dates and line-ups. 31 hours of music in each box, totalling 1677 tracks Each track has been restored and mastered from original sources. The only reason I can think of for there not yet being a review of these four boxed sets, is that those who own them are just too busy having one hell of a blast listening to them. Some people moan about the 50 year copyright law for audio recordings in Europe, but without it this highly entertaining, eye-opening and educational undertaking could never have taken place. These 100 discs (spread over four boxed sets of 25 discs) tell the story of jazz from 1898 to 1959.

Oscar Peterson - Plays Count Basie (1955/2015) [24bit/192kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Aug. 20, 2015
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.
Count Basie - Complete Original American Decca Recordings (1937-1939) [3CD Set] {2000 Disconforme 24-bit Remaster}

Count Basie - Complete Original American Decca Recordings (1937-1939) [3CD Set] {2000 Disconforme 24-bit Remaster}
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© 2000 Disconforme / Definitive Records | DRCD 11173
Jazz / Big Band / Swing

All the tunes recorded by this legendary label. Each volume represents one year's recording activity: 1937, 1938 and 1939. Featuring Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Jo Jones, among others. Newly remastered. I don't have much to say about this compilation. Hey, it's Count Basie from the late 1930s! What more need be said?! Just listen to the "skeletal" piano by the genius Count Basie. Talk about the use of white space! And, of course, that absolutely KILLER rhythm section! I will mention that all of the tracks are presented in the sequence they were recorded except for the alternate takes which are at the end of each disc respectively. Presumably, the alts presented here were recorded at the same time as the masters (as implied, though not overtly stated, in the booklet).
Count Basie & His Orchestra - Complete Roulette Studio Recordings (10 CD)

Count Basie & His Orchestra - Complete Roulette Studio Recordings (10 CD, 1993)
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Label: Mosaic Records | 5% recovery record | Original recordings | 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 24 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. A rare, out of print, limited edition of famous Mosaic label, featuring the complete 1957-62 works of a jazz giant in excellent recording and ripping quality, with full 400dpi scans. Enjoy.
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.
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]
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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

Count Basie - Sophisticated Swing (1997)  Music

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

Count Basie - Sophisticated Swing (1997)
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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]
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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 & Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (1955) Reissue 1993

Count Basie & Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (1955)
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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".