On Twins, recorded in 2000, Colligan addresses a program of originals and standards with inside/outside aplomb. As alluded to in the title, the format is stripped down to piano and bass. This gives Colligan even greater improvisational latitude across which the pianist’s synaptic spontaneity dances freely. In Jerome Kern’s “Nobody Else but Me,” for instance, Colligan’s choreography ranges from minimalist to maximalist, sometimes within a gesture only nanoseconds in duration.
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