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John Lindberg / Karl Berger: Duets 1

Read "Duets 1" reviewed by Troy Collins


With roots in the vocalized timbre of the blues, the conversational nature of the duet has become commonplace in jazz. The conceptual inroads made in the post-war years further expanded traditional notions of rhythm, melody and harmony, allowing even greater expressive freedom for such intimate dialogues. Coming from different generations but arriving at the ...

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John Lindberg / Karl Berger: Duets 1

Read "Duets 1" reviewed by Karl A.D. Evangelista


There are many kinds of duo albums, but the more successful ones treat the burden of cooperation as a psychological, and not merely aesthetic, endeavor--conscious that a sense of human sensitivity is necessary to register great conversation (much rarer, it would seem, than intelligent art). None of this goes to say that pathos and fury can ...

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John Lindberg / Karl Berger: Duets 1

Read "Duets 1" reviewed by Matthew Miller


When it comes to duo playing, chemistry is everything. Each performance is an intimate conversation, an open setting for two musical minds to converge and go where the music dictates. Bassist John Lindberg and keyboardist/vibraphonist Karl Berger have been playing together for over thirty years, developing the cohesion and intimacy that make for great performances. Duets ...


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