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Count Basie – Live at the Sands (Before Frank) 180g 2LP Mofi Vinyl

£84.00

Swinging Hard and Heavy With Orchestral Support, Recorded During the Count’s Warm-Up Sets for Sinatra in Early 1966 in Vegas

Count Basie and Frank Sinatra had the perfect arrangement at the Sands. Before the Chairman hit the stage in Vegas, Count Basie and his big band warmed up the already enthusiastic crowd with a brief set of their own. A dynamite entertainer, the legendary leader causes hearts to race, hips to shake, and fingers to snap with high-energy readings of his trademark swing music, taken to feverish heights by both his first-rate orchestra and the incredibly swank setting. Fortunately, the finest of Basie and Co.’s introductory performances from the historic 1966 dates have been preserved here and serve as a seminal complement to Sinatra’s iconic Live at the Sands.