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Self, Jim/ John Chiodini Duo, The / Light Fantastic, The
Album:Light Fantastic, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Self, Jim/ John Chiodini Duo, The Added:04/2020
Label:Basset Hound Music 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-04-19 
Reviewed: 2020— 04 - 19
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Tuba player Self & guitarist Chiodini return with another fabulous collection of duets, jazz stripped down to the essentials with the added twist of the unique instrumentation. They play mostly originals this time out along with a few chestnuts from yesteryear.
If You Like: Jim Hall, Peter Sprague, Howard Johnson, Dave Bargeron, Gerry Mulligan
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ The Light Fantastic (4:24) – guitar starts> midtempo duet> fade
***2/ Curumim (4:33) – tuba/guitar starts slow, swings uptempo> fade
3/ Gegenschein (4:49) – guitar starts> slow tempo duet> slow fade
***4/ Brincadeiras (5:53) – tuba starts> bouncy uptempo duet> quick st0p
*5/ Emily (4:04) – guitar starts> slow tempo duet> fade
6/ Caribe (5:25) – guitar starts> midtempo duet> quick stop
**7/ Alpine Toad (4:33) – guitar starts> midtempo jam swings uptempo> quick stop
*8/ Nolle (5:24) – guitar solo starts> pause> uptempo jam> fade
**9/ Reunion (4:03) – guitar starts> midtempo duet> quick stop
10/ Moonlight (3:43) – guitar starts> midtempo duet> fade
*11/ Jacaranda (5:08) – guitar starts> uptempo duet with a Brazilian vibe> crescendo end
**12/ Prancing (3:33) – electric guitar/tuba start> uptempo duet> quick fade
*13/ Here’s That Rainy Day (4:30) – guitar starts> slow tempo duet> quick fade
14/ Record-a-Me (4:03) – tuba/guitar starts> uptempo duet> quick stop
15/ Pavane (5:42) – guitar starts> slow tempo duet> fade
**16/ Utter Chaos (3:23) – tuba starts> uptempo duet> fade

Track Listing
1.The Light Fantastic 9.Reunion
2.Curumin 10.Moonlight
3.Gogenschein 11.Jacaranda
4.Brincadeiras 12.Prancing
5.Emily 13.Here's That Rainy Day
6.Caribe 14.Record-a-Me
7.Alpine Toad 15.Pavane
8.Nelle 16.Utter Chaos