Astor Piazzolla Best Collection

Yo-Yo Ma - Soul Of The Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla (1997) [Japanese Reissue 2003] PS3 ISO+FLAC {RE-UP}

Yo-Yo Ma - Soul Of The Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla (1997) [Japanese Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:41 minutes | Scans included | 2 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,21 GB

Yo-Yo Ma might seem like an unlikely protagonist for the tango, but this intrepid musical explorer has taken his task seriously, collaborating with experienced tango musicians. Ma even participates in a posthumous collaboration with one 1987 Piazzolla recording. Furthermore, while he's obviously the headliner here, he doesn't dominate the arrangements nearly as much as he does the billing and photography of the disc. While the result isn't your essential Piazzolla album (that would have to include more of the composer's own playing), it's an atmospheric and convincing collection, perhaps a good introduction for those who don't know the music.
Mongo Santamaria - Mongo At Montreux (1971) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Mongo Santamaria - Mongo At Montreux (1971) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 253 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
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© 1971, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27188 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Latin Jazz / Percussion

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Recorded live at the 1971 Montreux Jazz Festival, the blistering Mongo at Montreux captures Mongo Santamaria in the absolute prime of his career, embracing all facets of his expansive musical vision for a set that is far more than the sum of its parts. Spanning from soulful Latin boogaloo grooves like "Come Candela" to psychedelic jazz renditions of pop hits like the Temptations' "Cloud Nine" to straight-up funk excursions like "Climax," Mongo at Montreux is relentlessly energetic music genetically engineered for dancing – most impressive of all is "Conversation in Drums," a virtual primer in Latin percussion.
Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan Quintet - Sprint (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan Quintet - Sprint (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 261 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
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© 1982, 2013 Electra Musician / Asylum / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27368 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Flugelhorn / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A tremendous live performance from the group co-led by Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan – two players who really bring a lot to each other's music! There's a mode here that really blows us away – a careful, sensitive approach that allows each horn player to hit their most lyrical moments – shading things in with a far richer palette of sounds than we might ever have expected. The rest of the group's a big factor for the album's sound, though – as it features the great pianist Garry Dial, who also wrote some of the tunes – plus Jay Anderson on bass and Jeff Hirschfield on drums. Rodney plays trumpet and flugelhorn, and Sullivan plays flute, flugelhorn, alto, and soprano sax – on titles that include "How Do You Know", "As Time Goes By", "Sprint", "My Son The Minstrel", and "Speak Like A Child".
Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan - Spirit Within (1981) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan - Spirit Within (1981) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 258 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
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© 1981, 2013 Electra Musician / Asylum / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27367 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Flugelhorn

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Really beautiful work from the team of Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan – hardly the sort of stuff we might have heard from the players a decade or two before – and a sophisticated batch of tunes that has them stretching out in rich musical directions! There's little of the boppish roots of either player here – and instead, the album mostly features inspiring jazz compositions from Garry Dial – the pianist in the group, and a real genius with color, tone, and timing. Dial's tunes dominate most of the record, and they really set the group on a great footing – horn trading between Rodney's trumpet and Sullivan's soprano, flute, and flugelhorn – supported with complicated changes from the core rhythm trio.
Ira Sullivan - Horizons (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Ira Sullivan - Horizons (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1967, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27315 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Saxopohone / Trumpet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Ira Sullivan's first recording in five years (which was originally released on Atlantic) features him switching between soprano, tenor, trumpet and flugelhorn with a quintet consisting of some obscure Florida players: pianist Dolphe Castellano, trombonist Lon Norman, bassist William Fry and drummer Jose Cigno. The relaxed and thought-provoking performances of tunes ranging from "Norwegian Wood" and "Everything Happens to Me" to group originals display a solid group sound and Sullivan's interest in integrating freer music and ideas into his playing.
The Paul Smith Trio - He Sells Jazz By The Sea Shore (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

The Paul Smith Trio - He Sells Jazz By The Sea Shore (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1965, 2013 Warner Bros. / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27329 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Piano Trio

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Paul Smith is well-known to jazz fans for his sterling accompaniment on a number of Ella Fitzgerald's best albums, particularly Ella in Berlin. But the veteran pianist has recorded quite a bit on his own, though few of his LPs (like this Warner Bros. album from the 1960s) have been reissued on CD. Joining him on this trio date are bassist Wilfred Middlebrooks (who worked alongside Smith with Ella) and drummer Frank Capp.
Dave Newman - Fathead Comes On (1961) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Dave Newman - Fathead Comes On (1961) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1961, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27176 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Blues / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Early work from David Fathead Newman – so early, the cover has him listed as "Dave" on the front! The album steps nicely off Newman's early work with Ray Charles – and does plenty to establish him as a leader on his own – putting Newman's bold, soulful tenor right upfront in the mix – and backing him with small combo players who include Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Norris Austin on piano, and Hank Crawford on a bit of piano! There's a deep undercurrent that's mighty nice – almost a rootsier quality than on other Newman albums – and titles include "Cellar Groove", "Hello There", "Alto Sauce", and "Scufflin'".
Morris Nanton Trio - Flower Drum Song (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Morris Nanton Trio - Flower Drum Song (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1958, 2013 Warner Bros. / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27328 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano Trio

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. 1943 was a banner year for the musical theater. For it was then that Rodgers and Hammerstein joined forces for the first time and wrote the memorable "Oklahoma." What happened after "Oklahoma" is history - and what a history it is! "Carousel", "South Pacific", "The King and I" were among the hits that followed, and now with "Flower Drum Song" add another triumph to the string of successes this team has contributed to the American musical scene.
John Lewis - Jazz Abstractions: John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series}

John Lewis - Jazz Abstractions: John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 206 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
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© 1960, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27208 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Although John Lewis is listed as the leader (this album's alternate title is "John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music"), the pianist does not actually appear on this record and only contributed one piece ("Django"). On what is very much a Gunther Schuller project, Schuller composed "Abstraction" and was responsible for the adventurous three-part "Variants on a Theme of John Lewis (Django)" and the four-part "Variants on a Theme of Thelonious Monk (Criss-Cross)"; Jim Hall contributed "Piece for Guitar & Strings."
The Jimmy Giuffre 3 - Trav'lin' Light (1958) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

The Jimmy Giuffre 3 - Trav'lin' Light (1958) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 134 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
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© 1958, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27044 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Chamber Jazz / Clarinet / Saxophone / Trombone / Guitar

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. One of the most sublime Jimmy Giuffre albums of all time – and a perfect realization of his piano-less/bass-less trio style! The approach here is really revolutionary, especially for the time – as the group simply features Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Jim Hall on guitar, and Giuffre on reeds – working with no other rhythm at all, and coming up with this incredible approach to music that's as breathtaking as it is groundbreaking! Notes hang in mid-air, slowly sliding around one another, flying freely from the players, yet still managing to swing in a beautiful way. The titles are a mix of standards and originals – but all tracks sound completely unique, with a sound unlike anything else we can describe.