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Joe Lovano/Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Flying Colors

The art of the duo, dual reflection, appears to be gradually replacing the navel gazing solo impressionism that was such a vogue step in the wake of Keith Jarrett’s inward visionings of the ’70s. Many artists are finding the unfettered engagement of a sole collaborator to be a neat way of playing largely unencumbered while still engaging one of the basic elements of jazz-interaction between instruments. Such is the case with this issue from one of the tenor sax titans of our time and the exciting piano stylings of a man equally at home with montuno and Monk.

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