In 2014 ACT introduces a new series: Duo Art. You could almost say: duo is the new trio! No other constellation of musicians can potentially be as flexible, interactive and democratic as the duo. It's the most reduced way of making music together. At the same time it can open a whole musical world without borders. Two musicians acting as one and in a dialogue at the same time. Call and response - it's jazz in its purest form. Sometimes less is morewhen it comes to creating magical moments - like "Duo Art: Creating Moments" proves.
Duo Art – it is the most reduced form of making music together, while no less rewarding. When it succeeds it is the smallest big-band in the world. Two people all alone, in harmony and competition. Complementing each other, scrutinising, and telling each other their opinion – a fascinating ear-to-ear dialogue. Spontaneous and intense, call and response – jazz in its purest form. A musical tight-rope act without a safety net. Ideally, wonderful art results. The duet can be found all through the history of jazz. The oeuvre of every great jazz musician simply cannot be without its duet recording.The duet has also always been a source of fascination for ACT: "How will two musicians react to one another? Will they find a common ground and will it lead them to new heights?" To this day, ACT continues to seek new answers to these qu...Recording Information
Compilation produced by Siggi Loch and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Cover Art (Detail) by Philip Taaffe / ACT Art Collection