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The Basie Big Band (20 Bit Mastering)
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Good but too short
W. Peart | USA | 03/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD contains very high quality recordings of some excellent, classic Basie songs. I highly recommend it, though I do wish it contained more tracks."
Richard S. Thomas | 04/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I generally agree with othe reviewer but there is more here than meets the eye. First, the Basie Band recorded better in a live audience situation----more drive, more excitement, more fun! But not here. Perhaps the audience loss is made up by wonderful technical recording. There was also some interplay going on which we can't see. Second, the Boss's piano has a different sound-----a litte harpsichord feel which is not disturbing but interesting. Third, the intonation, attacks, phrasing, timing and each hearing the total is absolutely unmatched in Big Band. It is Mozartean in color, discipline and excitement. Finally, Butch Miles. Buddy Rich was the best drummer ever. Butch Miles is the best big band drummer ever. Rich was the band. Butch is of the band. His tasteful textures, never ending variety of accents and faultless timing pulls the whole thing together. The beauty of this recording is that one can hear him clearly. Butch has said that all he did was watch Basie and listen to Freddie Green. The truth is that all three listened to each other. This is the peak of Big Band led by Basie."
Big Band Beat
D. Fowler | CA USA | 10/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Basie's music and arrangements never go out of style. This one is no exception. Great big band arrangements executed with style and perfection.
I love Basie's very basic piano style along with explosive horns and a driving rhythm section. Outstanding!! Not unlike other Basie albums, but you won't be disappointed."