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O’2L: Doyle’s Brunch


The compositions created by the duo O’2L are best described as sonic collages that combine live playing, samples, vocals and effects in kaleidoscopic ways. Comprising the husband-and-wife team of guitarist Al Pitrelli (a rock veteran who has played with the likes of Alice Cooper, Megadeth and Asia) and keyboardist-composer Jane Mangini, the duo embraces a wide range of musical styles even as they defy easy classification. They open their endlessly entertaining sophomore album, Doyle’s Brunch (Peak), with “Learn to Walk,” a grooving yet atmospheric piece in which Mangini’s piano work coexists alongside ethereal vocal harmonies and horn and guitar punctuation, while “Come and Get It” features fleet-fingered, jazzy playing from Mangini as well as vocal snippets and horn samples.

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