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VA - World's Greatest Jazz Collection - The Encyclopedia of Jazz [Box Set 500CDs] (2008)

VA - World's Greatest Jazz Collection - The Encyclopedia of Jazz [Box Set 500CDs] (2008)
MP3 CBR 256 kbps | 500 Cds. | 60 GB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Membran
Count Basie - The Complete Roulette Studio Recordings Of Count Basie & His Orchestra (1993) {10CD Box Set Mosaic MD10-149}

Count Basie - The Complete Roulette Studio Recordings Of Count Basie & His Orchestra (1993) {10CD Box Set Mosaic MD10-149}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.45 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.32 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 55 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957-62, 1993 Mosaic Records | MD10-149
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 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. With such soloists as trumpeters Thad Jones and Joe Newman, the tenors of Frank Foster and Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Frank Wess on alto and flute, vocals by Joe Williams, and the timeless arrangements of Neal Hefti, Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Ernie Wilkins, and Frank Wess among others, this essential (but unfortunately limited-edition) set features the second Count Basie Orchestra at its very best.
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
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 795 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.
The World's Greatest Jazz Collection (The Encyclopedia Of Jazz) — BIG BANDS: Box Set 100CDs (2008)

The World's Greatest Jazz Collection (The Encyclopedia Of Jazz) — BIG BANDS: Box Set 100CDs (2008)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 15,21 Gb
Label: Membran | Release Year: 2008

Awesome 100 CD set containing a plethora of classic Big Band sounds from the era when Benny Goodman's 'Let's Dance' became the motto of an entire country…in fact, the whole world! The Big Band Box takes you from the formation of the original Big Band of Fletcher Henderson to the 17-piece line-up of Stan Kenton's Progressive Jazz. This 100-CD set is a fantastic tour through almost all the big bands / directors of note from the 1930s to 1950.

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}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 514 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 400 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 54 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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 - The Complete Decca Recordings (1992)  Music

Posted by jclane at April 30, 2014
Count Basie - The Complete Decca Recordings (1992)

Count Basie - The Complete Decca Recordings (1992)
EAC Rip | 3CDs | FLAC Image + Cue + Log - 476 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 440 MB | Full scans - 158 MB
Label: MCA Records / GRP Records / Decca Jazz | Catalog.#: GRD-3-611 | Genre: Big Band, Swing

This magnificent three-disc set has the first 63 recordings by Count Basie's Orchestra, all of his Deccas. The consistency is remarkable (with not more than two or three turkeys) and the music is the epitome of swing. With such soloists as Lester Young and Herschel Evans on tenors, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry "Sweets" Edison, the great blues singer Jimmy Rushing, and that brilliant rhythm section of Basie, guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page, and drummer Jo Jones, the music is timeless.
Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1936-1951 (1990-2002) [8CD, Classics Records]

Count Basie And His Orchestra - 1936-1951 (1990-2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
8CD | Classics Records | ~ 2147 or 2130 or 1373 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz / 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…

Count Basie - Classic Jazz Archive: Count Basie (2004)  Music

Posted by jclane at July 23, 2013
Count Basie - Classic Jazz Archive: Count Basie (2004)

Count Basie - Classic Jazz Archive: Count Basie (2004)
EAC Rip | 2CDs | APE Tracks + Cue + Log => 576 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 351 MB | Full scans => 22.8 MB
Label: Membran Music Ltd./Classic Jazz Archive | Catalog.#: 222010-306 | Genre: Swing, Big Band

Classic Jazz Archive compilation album by Count Basie, was released in 2004 on the Classic Jazz Archive label. This a 1990 reissue of prime Basie cuts.
Count Basie & His Orchestra - Complete Roulette Studio Recordings (10 CD)

Count Basie & His Orchestra - Complete Roulette Studio Recordings (10 CD, 1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 175 | Cover & Booklet Scans | 10:42:43 | ~ 3,46 Gb & 1,49 Gb
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.