Saturday, December 4, 2010

Great Jazz Albums (IMO) #10

Frank Sinatra w/ Count Basie, Sinatra at the Sands (1966).  OK, maybe this is not technically jazz, but I love this album.  Sinatra is in fine voice, and while listening you feel transported back in time to Las Vegas, if that's where you want to go, with the Chairman of the Board and his vintage Rat Pack shtick.  The Count Basie Orchestra sounds great behind him, with Quincy Jones conducting and arranging.  Admittedly some of Frank's jokes are dated and offensive, but whatever one thinks of Sinatra "the man," the dude could really sing a tune, and the music is timeless.   [Related posts:  Really Great Jazz Albums,  #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9]


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