Frank Sinatra / Count Basie Orchestra

Sinatra at the Sands

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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 03:45 SpotifyAmazon
2 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
3 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 03:43 SpotifyAmazon
4 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 02:31 SpotifyAmazon
5 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 02:16 SpotifyAmazon
6 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 04:40
7 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 02:50
8 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 00:53 SpotifyAmazon
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Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 11:48 SpotifyAmazon
10 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 03:21 SpotifyAmazon
11 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 02:56 SpotifyAmazon
12 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 02:57 SpotifyAmazon
13 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 04:40 SpotifyAmazon
14 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 02:21 SpotifyAmazon
15 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 04:01 SpotifyAmazon
16 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 03:18 SpotifyAmazon
17 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 04:24 SpotifyAmazon
18 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
19 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 03:26 SpotifyAmazon
20 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 03:04 SpotifyAmazon
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Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 02:30 SpotifyAmazon
22 Count Basie Orchestra / Frank Sinatra feat: Count Basie 01:00
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