Azymuth – Pure: Best Of Far Out Years 1995-2006

Artist: Azymuth
Title: Pure (Best Of Far Out Years 1995-2006)
Year Of Release: 2006
Label: Far Out Recordings
Genre: Brazilian Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks) / MP3
Total Time: 01:58:58
Total Size: 761 MB / 271 MB

01. Brazymuth [04:57]
02. Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser [06:13]
03. Larajeiras [05:15]
04. O Lance [05:31]
05. Quem Com Quem [04:45]
06. Carambola [07:18]
07. Saudade Do Doutor [04:32]
08. Antes Que Esqueca [01:11]
09. Juntos Mais Uma Vez (Together One More Time) [03:44]
10. Chameleon [07:26]
11. Carnival [08:48]
12. Xingo [02:09]
13. Morning [03:24]
14. Tempos Do Parana [07:51]
01. Pieces Of Ipanema (Mark Pritchard Remix) [08:22]
02. Amazon Adventure (Jazzanova Remix) [08:02]
03. That’s Today (London Elektricity Remix) [08:25]
04. Faca De Conta (Roni Size Remix) [07:04]
05. Laranjeiras (Afro Latin London Mix) [07:49]
06. Roda Piao (Spiritual South Remix) [06:04]

First of all I want to say that Azymuth is my favorite Brazilian Jazz group since 1976 and I’ve been following their career for all these years, but this compilation leaves me a bit dissapointed, and not because of Jose, Alex and Mamao; but because of the producers.
I’m almost positive that they must have picked the songs in this CD, and it would’ve been very interesting to have left that task to Azymtuh. Therefore the result here is nothing but commercial, not necessarily what we as fans want to hear; and second, all those remixes on the second disc, are mutants; they have no recognizable form from the original tunes, and they’re remixes that don’t tell you much; just !!poom!! !!poom!! !!poom!! but not real Jazz content. I think once again that producers are more interested to try to market Azymuth to other groups by compromising the group’s quality; let them do what they do best; good music.
P.S. I even think that groups like BossaCucaNova could do a way better job than those british DJs at mixing music from legends like Azymuth; they have no concept/depth of real Brazilian music. ~ Papetti —

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