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Hyman, Dick & Ken Peplowski / Counterpoint Lerner & Loewe
Album:Counterpoint Lerner & Loewe Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hyman, Dick & Ken Peplowski Added:12/2019
Label:Arbors Recordings 

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Add Date:2020-02-19 Pull Date:2020-04-22 Charts:Jazz

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-02-13 
Reviewed: 2019-28-16
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: This duet album by veteran pianist Hyman and clarinetist Peplowski, two old masters, is amazing. They improvise constantly, playing off each other, while barley remaining within the parameters of the tune they are performing.
If You Like: Sydney Bechet, Errol Garner
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
***1/ Waitin’ For My Dearie (4:15) – piano/clarinet start> uptempo duet> swings to fast tempo> pause> slow tempo duet> pause> midtempo duet> quick stop
*2/ I Could Have Danced All Night (5:03) – piano/clarinet start> swing to fast tempo duet> piano solo> clarinet solo> fast duet> quick stop
*3/ They Call The Wind Maria (3:26) – piano starts> fast tempo jam> clarinet solo> piano solo> fast jam> quick stop
*4/ Gigi (tenor sax version) (7:12) – sax starts> slow tempo duet> piano solo> slow jam builds to midtempo>crescendo & fade
**5/ Gigi (piano version) (5:36) – slow tempo piano solo swings uptempo> quick stop
**6/ I Talk To The Trees (5:31) –clarinet starts> midtempo duet swings up tempo> pause> uptempo piano solo with a barrelhouse vibe> uptempo duet> fade
***7/ Almost Like Being In Love (3:40) – clarinet starts> uptempo duet> piano solo> clarinet solo swings into fast tempo duet> quick stop
*8/ Follow Me (5:40) – piano/clarinet start in tandem> midtempo hesitating duet> clarinet solo> piano solo> uptempo duet swings to fast tempo, then mellows to fade> pause> uptempo duet> quick stop
9/ On The Street Where You Live (4:02) – piano starts> slow tempo duet> slow fade
10/ You Haven’t Changed At All (3:26) – piano starts> midtempo duet builds to uptempo> pause> midtempo duet> slow fade
*11/ Show Me (4:44) – piano starts> mellow uptempo duet> piano solo> clarinet solo> uptempo duet> slows to fade
12/ If Ever I Would Leave You (2:18) – piano starts> slow duet> slow fade
13/ A Jug Of Wine (6:08) – clarinet starts> slow duet swings to midtempo> clarinet solo> piano solo> midtempo duet> crescendo end
***14/ Thank Heaven For Little Girls (2:39) – clarinet starts> fast tempo duet swings to lightning fast> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Waitin' For My Dearie 8.Follow Me
2.I Could Have Danced All Night 9.On The Street Where You Live
3.They Call The Wind Maria 10.You Haven't Changed At All
4.Gigi (Tenor Sax Version) 11.Show Me
5.Gigi (Piano Version) 12.If I Would Ever Love You
6.I Talk To The Trees 13.A Jug Of Wine
7.Almost Like Being In Love 14.Thank Heaven For Little Girls