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Sylvain Luc/Bireli Lagrene: Duet

The sparks fly when the Gypsy and French guitarists get together for their first-ever recorded encounter. But there’s more than just blazing guitar heroics here. Interspersed with the mindboggling fretboard frolics by Lagrene and Luc, there are tender moments of romance and lyricism, as on Bruno Martino’s “Estate,” Edmond Bacri’s “La Ballade Irlandaise,” Luc’s lovely waltz “Zurezat” or a touching farewell to Michel Petrucciani on the pianist’s own “Looking Up,” which features some Jaco-inspired fretless electric bass work by Lagrene.

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