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Count Basie - Live At The Sands (Before Frank) mp3 download
Performer: Count Basie
Title: Live At The Sands (Before Frank)
Country: US
Released: 2013
Style: Big Band, Swing
Rating: 4.3/5
FLAC size: 1290 mb | MP3 size: 1748 mb | WMA size: 1173 mb
Genre: Jazz

Sinatra at the Sands is a live album by Frank Sinatra accompanied by Count Basie and his orchestra, and conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded live in the Copa Room of the former Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1966. It was Sinatra's first live album to be commercially released, and contains many definitive readings of the songs that are most readily associated with Sinatra.

Frank Sinatra's collaborations with Count Basie were among the singer's better ventures back into jazz in the early 1960s, and led not only to a couple of great studio albums, and one superb live Sinatra album, but also to Basie's being signed to the Sinatra-founded Reprise label in the mid-'60s. The 53 minutes of music captured on Live at the Sands was recorded during the opening sets from three different shows in late January and early February of 1966, by Basie and his band during the engagement with Sinatra at the Sands Hotel that yielded that live Sinatra album.

Live at the Sands (Before Frank) is a live album by pianist and bandleader Count Basie featuring performances recorded in Las Vegas in 1966 at the same concerts that produced Frank Sinatra's 1966 album Sinatra at the Sands and released on the Reprise label in 1998. The album features the warm-up sets by Basie's band prior to Sinatra's. The quality is solid live sound, in crisp stereo from a nicely controlled mid-'60s venue, using state-of-the-art equipment". On All About Jazz Ed Kopp noted "The mid-'60s are regarded as a creative low point for the Count Basie Orchestra, but this live recording proves that the Basie band was as stylish and swingin' as ever.

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Count Basie - Satin Doll 04:09. Count Basie - Hello Little Girl 03:30. Count Basie - This Could Be The Start Of Something Big 03:09. Count Basie - Jumpin' At The Woodside 03:34.

Recorded between January 26~29 & February 1, 1966 in the Copa Room, Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, Count Basie Live collects fourteen time honored jazz standards which served as warm~up sessions before the entrance of the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Frank Sinatra. Lovingly recorded by engineer Lowell Frank, in four track analogue, the live interaction of Basie's top notch session players, interspersed with the tinkling of cocktail glasses created a brief but pervasive opening for the Main Event

William "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother first taught him piano and he started performing in his teens.


1 Introduction 0:48
2 Splanky 3:52
3 I Can't Stop Loving You 3:41
4 I Needs To Be Bee'd With 3:52
5 Flight Of The Foo Birds 3:08
6 Satin Doll 4:10
7 Makin' Whoopee! 4:11
8 Corner Pocket 5:33
9 One O'Clock Jump 2:18
10 Go Away Little Girl 3:30
11 Whirly Bird 5:11
12 Blues For Ilene 6:03
13 This Could Be The Start Of Something Big 3:10
14 Jumpin' At The Woodside 3:33


  • Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Marshall Royal
  • Alto Saxophone, Flute – Bobby Plater
  • Art Direction – Mark Larson
  • Baritone Saxophone, Flute – Charlie Fowlkes
  • Bass – Norman Keenan
  • Bass Trombone – Bill Hughes
  • Drums – Percival "Sonny" Payne*
  • Guitar – Freddie Green
  • Mastered By – Greg Calbi
  • Mixed By – James Farber
  • Performer – Count Basie Orchestra
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – Lee Tanner
  • Photography By [Inside] – Duncan Schiedt
  • Piano – William "Count" Basie*
  • Producer – Dana Watson, Matt Pierson, Sonny Burke
  • Recorded By – Lowell Frank
  • Tenor Saxophone – Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
  • Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Eric Dixon
  • Trombone – Al Grey, Grover Mitchell, Henderson Chambers
  • Trumpet – Al Aarons, Phil Guilbeau*, George "Sonny" Cohn*, Wallace Davenport


Recorded January 26-29 & February 1, 1966 in the Copa Room, Sands Hotel, Las Vegas
Original sessions produced by Sonny Burke and recorded by Lowell Frank.

Producers Note: The band played a short opening session prior to the main event (Sinatra). We have created one long set out of these recordings.

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Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 45946-2 Count Basie Live At The Sands (Before Frank) ‎(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9 45946-2 US 1998
MFSL 2-401 Count Basie Live At The Sands (Before Frank) ‎(2xLP, Ltd, RM, 180) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 2-401 US 2013
9362-45946-2 Count Basie Live At The Sands (Before Frank) ‎(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362-45946-2 Germany 1998