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Pieter Ostrander/Mike Schiffer: Velvet Heat

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Veteran musicians, tenor saxophonist Pieter Ostrander and pianist Mike Schiffer, lead a diverse session of 15 soothing original sketches drawn from their vast backgrounds and experiences. Recorded on various dates during 1996-’97, sound quality is uneven, yet passion for their melodic creations is not. From classical-tinged brevities, to blues, to free-form improvisations, most of the pensive tunes feature the interactive duo.

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