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Kenny Wheeler/Brian Dickinson: Still Waters

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Chemistry is the key to performance by a duo-particularly if the instruments involved are fluegelhorn and piano.

If you walked in on a gig by horn man Kenny Wheeler and pianist Brian Dickinson, you might think, “Damn, the bass player didn’t show up.” If you listen to any track on their new collaboration, Still Waters, you will not voice such concerns. The musical experience is complete; no element is missing. Wheeler’s ideas and timbre are outstanding, and they receive instinctive support from Dickinson’s keyboard.

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