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Aaron Weinstein & John Pizzarelli: Blue Too

Violinist Aaron Weinstein and guitarist John Pizzarelli are as compatible as can be on this collection of duo performances, inspired by similar swing-era influences and so closely attuned to each other’s touch and tone that each collaboration flows easily, no matter how fast the tempo. A breakneck pace, in fact, only underscores how well matched these musicians are.

Weinstein, who counts Stuff Smith, Joe Venuti and Stephane Grappelli among his chief influences, brings verve and lyricism to the mostly vintage pop melodies, while Pizzarelli, a seven-string wizard, laces the performances with pianistic comping and propulsive, ever-shifting chordal solos.

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