Various Artists

Piano Giants, Vol. 1

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On two LPs, the German Swingtime label recorded four great pianists at a concert in 1980. The first volume has some typically remarkable (if wandering) playing from Dorothy Donegan, a few Teddy Wilson-influenced performances from the Dutch pianist Hans Van Der Sys and a pair of duets; Donegan performs "Ain't Misbehavin'" with Jay McShann while Van Der Sys meets up with Dick Wellstood on "Little Rock Getaway." This fairly rare album has plenty of enjoyable moments along with some very impressive playing.