The Great Jazz Trio - Stella By Starlight (2006) [Japan]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:15 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,62 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,13 GB
Hank Jones, who was 88 years old at the time of the recording, has led many iterations of the Great Jazz Trio. The current band includes John Patitucci on bass and Omar Hakim on drums. This strong trio juxtaposes the agelessly elegant style and sophisticated harmony of Jones with the sharp, ultra-modern drumming of Hakim for interesting effects. The bass master Patituccion provides the solid foundation and imaginative solos. Although Sadao Watanabe was a guest on this album, it was important reunion between the Japanese alto saxophonist and Hank Jones. In 1976, Watanabe went to New York and recorded a wonderful, straight-ahead jazz album called I'm Old Fashioned with the newly formed Great Jazz Trio which included Jones, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. This was a very special, 30-year reunion.