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The Duo

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# Play Song Title Duration
1.

In Your Own Sweet Way

3:43
2.

Coming Home

3:19
3.

I Can't Get Started

4:33
4.

Giant Steps

3:00
5.

Stolen Moments

5:15
6.

Don't Know Why

5:15
7.

Make Me a Memory (Sad Samba)

2:24
8.

Piano Man

3:27
9.

Hotel California

2:55
10.

On Green Dolphin Street

5:17
11.

The Way It Is

2:48
12.

How High The Moon

3:22
13.

Pink Panther

4:31
14

Song For My Father

4:11
15.

The Charlie Brown Theme

2:14
16.

Cast Your Fate To The Wind

3:25

This is a great album to cue up and then just let it roll. The span of decades, styles and composers creates a listening experience that doesn’t flag and is easy to enjoy.

In Your Own Sweet Way is a beautiful, swinging Dave Brubeck classic that Brubeck himself re-released in a 2006 retrospective. John Moriarty interprets the melody with a syncopated reading and a lot of energy.

Don’t Know Why comes in with the familiar melody floating above some interpretive harmony. Moriarty continues in a musical dialog with the bass, giving this modern standard a new, respectful, and enjoyable interpretation.

Billy Joel’s Piano Man gets a rolling rhythm and staccato interpretation that finds a new feel for this hit.

On Green Dolphin Street, from a mid-20th-century movie of the same name, starts with the piano melody intertwined with lines from the string bass. Then Moriarty drops into a brisk, gently swinging reading of this beautiful, timeless composition.

Thanks, John, for the versatility and taste you've shown in this recording! 

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Masterful jazz bass and piano duo