A pairing of tenor saxophonist George Coleman and pianist Tete Montoliu might at first seem odd, but this is a remarkably coherent album in nearly every respect. Coleman and Montoliu are each at the top of their form (coming straight from a European tour), the saxophonist blowing strings of notes like soap bubbles from a pipe and Montoliu singing his Tatum-esque lines. This one should silence anyone doubting Coleman's top-of-the-line abilities. His tone is distinct and emotional, the saxophonist being one of the last of a generation of individualists. The unsung duo sing through their instruments, interact, and create some wonderfully colorful fare. Four of the six tunes were penned by Coleman or Montoliu and reflect a splendid sophistication. The rendition of Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady" goes right to the heart of the tune, while Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Meditation" is vigorously original. A fine introduction to the work of both Coleman and Montoliu.
by Steve Loewy
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