Count Basie Orchestra - Basie Is Back (2006/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 60:27 minutes | 1,63 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:27 minutes | 1,44 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
No, the Count isn't literally back… in fact, he's never really been away, as the Count Basie Orchestra has kept rolling along under a series of leaders since Basie's death in April 1984. This latest incarnation, directed by the Count's longtime bass trombonist Bill Hughes, was recorded in concert in October '05 at Denryoku Hall in Sendai, Japan. Following in the footsteps of Basie's Old Testament and New Testament bands, Aaron Woodward writes in his liner notes, "We are calling this the 'Born Again' era of the Count Basie Orchestra".