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aec.cky146.2 9/17/96 New
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Review Text Phil Woods can usually be counted on to record consistently explosive bop-oriented sets with his regular quintet but Astor & Elis is quite different. The altoist dedicates the performance to the singer Elis Regina, the influential modern tango composer Astor Piazzolla and indirectly to Dizzy Gillespie. Joined by a sextet that includes the talented cellist Eric Friedlander, pianist Bill Charlap and Phil Markowitz on synthesizer, Woods alternates between playing alto on Brazilian-flavored material and utilizing his clarinet for Piazzolla's music. The emphasis is generally on lyrical and heartfelt ballad statements with occasional heated passages; Dizzy's "Con Alma" is the only jazz standard on the set. This attractive music favorably shows off Woods' versatility. ~ Scott Yanow

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Dois Pra Lá, Dois Pra Cá - 5:44
  2. 2. Piece for Piazzolla - 8:52
  3. 3. Adios Nonino - 5:11
  4. 4. Oblivión - 5:53
  5. 5. Milonga del Angel - 5:19
  6. 6. Leijia's Game - 2:18
  7. 7. Invierno Porteño - 3:09
  8. 8. Elis - 8:36
  9. 9. Introduction to Cais/Astrás da Porta - 1:33
  10. 10. Nada Será Como Antes - 7:42
  11. 11. Con Alma - 5:04

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9/17/96 

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