Frank Sinatra / Count Basie Orchestra

Sinatra at the Sands

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In many ways, Sinatra at the Sands is the definitive portrait of Frank Sinatra in the '60s. Recorded in April of 1966, At the Sands is the first commercially released live Frank Sinatra album, recorded at a relaxed Las Vegas club show. For these dates at the Sands, Sinatra worked with Count Basie and his orchestra, which was conducted by Quincy Jones. Like any of his concerts, the material was fairly predictable, with his standard show numbers punctuated by some nice surprises. Throughout the show, Sinatra is in fine voice, turning in a particularly affecting version of "Angel Eyes." He is also in fine humor, constantly joking with the audience and the band, as well as delivering an entertaining, if rambling, monologue halfway through the album. Some of the humor has dated poorly, appearing insensitive, but that sentiment cannot be applied to the music. Basie and the orchestra are swinging and dynamic, inspiring a textured, dramatic, and thoroughly enjoyable performance from Sinatra.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: Count Basie
3:45 Spotify
2
feat: Count Basie
2:42 Spotify
3
feat: Count Basie
3:43 Spotify
4
feat: Count Basie
2:31 Spotify
5
feat: Count Basie
2:16 Spotify
6
feat: Count Basie
4:40
7
feat: Count Basie
2:50
8
feat: Count Basie
0:53 Spotify
9
feat: Count Basie
11:48 Spotify
10
feat: Count Basie
3:21 Spotify
11
feat: Count Basie
2:56 Spotify
12
feat: Count Basie
2:57 Spotify
13
feat: Count Basie
4:40 Spotify
14
feat: Count Basie
2:21 Spotify
15
feat: Count Basie
4:01 Spotify
16
feat: Count Basie
3:18 Spotify
17
feat: Count Basie
4:24 Spotify
18
feat: Count Basie
2:46 Spotify
19
feat: Count Basie
3:26 Spotify
20
feat: Count Basie
3:04 Spotify
21
feat: Count Basie
2:30 Spotify
22
feat: Count Basie
1:00
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