A JAZZ DUET
Piano and tenor sax interplay is the focus of this performance recorded in concert at New York City's Greenwich House late in 1989. Whether re-examining standards or unfolding their own compositions, both musicians open themselves to the music and its possibilities for interpretation. For all the individuality and freedom of movement, there's a strong, confident sense of direction in the work of both players. In addition to the title piece, a brief moment of free association, the duo's originals include "Sunstorm", a brief burst of fireworks; "Passionate Weather," a more spontaneous response to the moment without being threatening, for all its power; "Blues For A Lost Moment," hinting at the essence but never overtly stating the trademarks of the blues.
The two instrumental voices merge satisfyingly on "317 East 32nd Street" where Gorrill offers not only a bass line, but also apt commentary for the saxophonist in cleverly obscured "Out Of Nowhere" territory.