This would be pleasing and revelatory enough — a duet for string bass virtuoso / composer Oscar Pettiford and guitarist Attila Zoller on Oscar’s gently inquisitive THE GENTLE ART OF LOVE — but it’s not simply an audio track.
No, it’s a beautifully filmed concerto for strings — filmed (!) in Austria at “Fatty’s Saloon” in Vienna — in mid-1959, a little more than a year before Pettiford’s death. Listen, admire, immerse, and re-listen. Thanks to bass master Neal Miner for calling our attention to this marvel:
For me, it stands with any piece of film footage of one of the great improvisers.
May your happiness increase!