Sinatra at the Sands

Sinatra at the Sands

by Count Basie Orchestra

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2014
Label: Reprise / Umgd
UPC: 0602537771042
catalogNumber: 002035302
Rank: 22327

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie Orchestra   Primary Artist
Quincy Jones   Conductor

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger
Matt Dennis   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Josef Myrow   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Sonny Burke   Producer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Lowell Frank   Engineer
Gregg Geller   Reissue Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Webster   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Stan Cornyn   Liner Notes
Ed Thrasher   Art Direction
John Bryson   Cover Photo
Ted Koehler   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Gerald Marks   Composer
Earl Brent   Composer
Alan Lerner   Composer
Bart Howard   Composer

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