Dmitry Baevsky / Jeb Patton: We Two

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On this one alto sax and piano interpret a batch of elderly compositions in a manner which while faultless hardly smacks of individuality. Baevsky is out of the Konitz school but he lacks that man’s quickness of thought and execution; his lines are less mercurial but hardly less considered, as exemplified on Ellington’s “Le Sucrier Velours”.

Bishop is an empathetic partner, but again it’s hard to get past the impression that his work lacks a personal stamp. Cole Porter’s “You’d Be So Easy To Love” is pleasantly rendered, but like everything else breezes by without leaving a lasting impression.

Discography
Baevsky (as); Patton (p). Amiens, 27 March 2018.
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