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Piano Duets And New Music

Nov 23, 2013

Jazz Unlimited Sunday, November 19 will feature" Piano Duets and New Music.” Piano duets are somewhat rare in jazz because the of fact that each piano has 88 keys and is simultaneously a solo, a rhythm and a harmony instrument.  Each player must listen carefully to the other to avoid a “train wreck” in any one of these three areas.  Only the best can do this effectively.  The first hour will feature nine duets between Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock, Tommy Flanagan & Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson & Benny Green and others.  The second and third hours will feature new music from Elliott Ranney, the Aperturistic Trio, Tierney Sutton, Randy Weston & Billy Harper, Michael Pedicin, Kris Davis, the Dave Slonaker Big Band, Tim Horner, Ingrid Laubrock & Sleep thief, the Estbjorn Svensson Trio, Roswell Rudd, Misfit Toys and a Scott Robinson/Frank Kimbrough duo.

Here is a 2010 performance of Kris Davis (p), Ingrid Laubrock (ts) and Tyshawn Shorey at the 2010 Moers Festival.

This Archive of the show will be available until the morning of December 2, 2013

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