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Count Basie And His Orchestra - A Sound From The Count album download
Performer: Count Basie And His Orchestra
Title: A Sound From The Count
Country: UK
Released: 1956
Style: Big Band
Rating: 4.1/5
FLAC size: 1601 mb | MP3 size: 1609 mb | WMA size: 1298 mb
Genre: Jazz

The Count Basie Orchestra is a 16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era, founded by Count Basie in 1935 and recording regularly from 1936. Despite a brief disbandment at the beginning of the 1950s, the band survived long past the Big Band era itself and the death of Basie in 1984. It continues as a 'ghost band'.

Given the paucity of Basie recordings from the '40s issued by his own label, the quality and content of this collection of 14 songs cut exclusively for radio in 1944 is scandalously good. The sound quality is good to excellent, with exceptional clarity and richness and no distortion, and the textures are very close and vivid - the Count's piano on "Basie Boogie" is sharper and crisper than it is on most of his Columbia recordings of the period that have been reissued. The notes by the late Dave Dexter, Jr. are informative and lively, and, as with all Hindsight releases, the estate of the artist is paid a royalty for sales of this CD release.

Count Basie & His Orchestra. It's All Over But the Swingin' (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1957). Sammy Davis J. Sy Oliver and Count Basie and His Orchestra.

Count Basie and His Orchestra Sing For Your Supper. Count Basie & His Orchestra Topsy. Count Basie & His Orchestra Rock-A-Bye Basie. Count Basie And His Orchestra Basie Beat. Count Basie & His Orchestra 88 Basie Street Album Version. Count Basie The Basie Twist. Count Basie & His Orchestra The Count Steps In. 2:37. Count Basie & His Orchestra Don't Cry Baby 1994 Remastered Version.

Album · 1995 · 11 Songs. The Count Basie Remembrance Suite: We Be Jammin/Lady Carolyn/State of the Art Swing. 10. One O' Clock Jump.

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 orchestra was re-established commercially by the 1955 album Count Basie Swings - Joe Williams Sings (released on Clef Records), particularly by the single Every Day (I Have the Blues), which reached the Top Five of the R&B charts and was later inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.


A The World Is Mad
B Miss Thing


Side A recorded on August 8, 1940
Side B recorded on June 15, 1939

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Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BBE 12083 Count Basie Orchestra A Sound From The Count ‎(7", Single) Philips BBE 12083 UK 1956
426 018 BE Count Basie And His Orchestra* A Sound From The Count ‎(7", Single, Mono) Philips 426 018 BE Netherlands 1956
426 018 BE Count Basie E La Sua Orchestra* A Sound From The Count ‎(7", EP) Philips 426 018 BE Italy 1956