Alan Broadbent

Concord Duo Series, Vol. 4

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This combination works quite well. Pianist Alan Broadbent and altoist Gary Foster have worked together many times through the years and they are quite familiar with each other's playing. On this set, recorded live at the now-legendary Maybeck Recital Hall, Broadbent and Foster perform creative versions of such songs as "Speak Low," Lennie Tristano's "317 East 32nd Street," "In Your Own Sweet Way," and Hoagy Carmichael's "One Morning in May," plus two of Broadbent's originals. Foster, who sounds a bit like Lee Konitz on alto, switches to tenor on a few numbers where he emulates Stan Getz. On either horn, he acts as a third hand for the very self-sufficient Broadbent and they consistently inspire each other. Highly recommended.

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