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Randy Klein's Two Duos: What's Next?

Read "What's Next?" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Randy Klein launched his Two Duos series with Sunday Morning (Jazzheads, 2010), pairing the pianist up with trombonist Chris Washburne and tenor saxophonist Oleg Kireyev, but he leaves the horns behind for this follow-up. This time around, Klein turns to two different, but equally skilled string men. Guitarist Alex Skolnick, reborn as a jazz guitarist but best-known as a heavy metal icon thanks to his work with Testament, and bassist Boris Kozlov, who anchors the Mingus Big Band with his ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Randy Klein: Sunday Morning

Read "Sunday Morning" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Certain things, whether intentional or not, are suggested with an album title like Sunday Morning. A placid, gentle aura to the dawn of this day of rest is often ascribed. While jazz created with this image in mind could mean bland music for coffee sipping, pianist Randy Klein shows that it doesn't have to be that way. Klein covers a wide range of musical possibilities, demonstrating his masterful mood-setting skills throughout this collection of duo recordings. Trombonist Chris Washburne and ...


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