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Paul Bollenback/John Hart: Dueling Guitars1

Turns out Dueling Guitars1 has nothing to with oneupsmanship and everything to do with simpatico.

Small wonder, then, that during this series of guitar duets, recorded live in a cozy setting, a member of the audience asks Paul Bollenback and John Hart to explain why it is that their collaborations sound so conversational. That’s the goal, the plectrists acknowledge in so many words, before picking up where they left off, seamlessly trading roles as soloist and accompanist, creating harmonized lines and nimble counterpoint, freshening pop standards and recasting original compositions, all accomplished with great finesse.

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