|Quattro Mani / Lounge Lizards|
|Add Date:||2017-09-14|| ||Pull Date:||2017-11-16|| ||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||17 Sep|
Review: Fabulous piano duo intertwine to produce stellar interpretations of mostly modern compositions. Very accessible while consistently impressive. The "Three Quarter-Tone Pieces" and "Lounge Lizards" are sets to be played together, but can be played as separate tracks, as well.
If You Like: Lang Lang, Martha Argerich, Pavel Zurikin, Keith Jarrett
Review (favorites denoted by *): *1/ Quiet Music (13:28) - starts slow & builds to uptempo> melodies & tempos shift> slow fade *2/ Passacaglia (10:56) - uptempo right out of the gate> then slows to midtempo & swings back to full tilt boogie> quick stop 3-5/ Three Quarter-Tone Pieces (total time 13:18): 3/ slow start with chords> quiet & peaceful> fade (4:36) 4/ heavy chords start> uptempo & off-kilter building to a crescendo> settle to midtempo & off-kilter> slows to plodding notes> false stop> slow fade (2:57) *5/ slow & hesitant start swings to uptempo & builds in intensity> quick stop (5:15) *6/ Of Risk And Memory (11:15) slow tempo start> meditative with thoughts interrupting> swings to midtempo then full tilt> false stop> midtempo call & response> full tilt boogie & stop 7-10/ Lounge Lizards (total time: 12:59) 7/ quiet & slow to start> swings to uptempo full tilt & back several times quick stop (3:41) *8/ slow tempo start> heavy & dark> quick stop (3:00) 9/ slow & airy start shifts to slow & stately> builds to crescendo & stops (2:50) 10/ (with 2 added percussionists) heavy chords start slow & swings uptempo> false stop> full tilt jam> brief pause> full tilt jam> false stop> crescendo end