Perhaps this is the most exciting jazz recording released in 2021 – Lowell Sun
Are you looking for a double shot of jazz greatness?
Fans are sure to find it when they push the game on “In Harmony,” the fabulous new archival release pairing two of the best of the genre – trumpeter Roy Hargrove and pianist Mulgrew Miller.
This live ensemble finds the two jazz giants in great shape, achieving such a striking synergy as they collaborate and improvise through favorites such as “Con Alma” by Dizzy Gillespie, “What Is This Thing Called Love?” by Cole Porter. and “Monk’s Dream” by Thelonious Monk. The tracks come from two different dates as a duet – Merkin Hall in New York on January 15, 2006 and Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania on November 9, 2007.
The two-CD box set – as exciting a jazz recording as any released in 2021 – is an important document of two incredible talents who are no longer with us. Hargrove died on November 2, 2018, at the age of 49, while Miller died on May 29, 2013 at the age of 57.
“In Harmony” is available for $ 23.98 from Resonance Records, resonancerecords.org.
“From the first time I heard these recordings, I was immediately wowed by the sheer virtuosity of these two masters’ ability to blend into each other,” said Zev Feldman, co-chair of Resonance Records and co-producer of “In Harmony. “They play hard. Personally, I find these to be some of the most daring and beautiful renditions of classical jazz repertoire that I have heard. It is an honor for Resonance to be able to collaborate with Roy’s families. Hargrove and Mulgrew Miller for bringing this music to their many fans, and we thank them for this opportunity.
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