These guitar duets created at the 2012 Atlanta Jazz Party were a touching display of the great harmony created by the best jazz players. I don’t simply mean that Bucky and Matt arrived at the same chord progressions at the same time: knowing them as I do, such skill would be expected.
No, I mean the greater harmony and generosity displayed — wordlessly — through this set of beautiful intertwining lines and chords, each of the two masters passing the lead back and forth, neither of them making the other one subservient. All that matters is the music that can be made as a result of such a friendly egalitarian approach.
Claude Thornhill’s atmospheric theme, SNOWFALL:
A quiet frolic on ROSETTA:
A lovely exploration of STARDUST:
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN — perhaps in honor of the state?:
A tender GOOD-BYE:
Creative improvised music, without fanfare or fireworks — just subtle mastery. Two great minds, taking their own ways to arrive at the same end.
May your happiness increase.