The Duo Sessions

Ray Brown / Jimmy Rowles

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The Duo Sessions Review

by Paula Edelstein

Two classic and influential releases by bassist Ray Brown and pianist Jimmy Rowles comprise this box set reissued as The Duo Sessions. The set includes As Good as It Gets originally released in 1978 and Tasty, which was originally released in 1980. The duo plays songs from the Great American Songbooks of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and Harold Arlen, including priceless gems as "Sophisticated Lady," "Rosalie," "Who Cares," and "A Sleepin' Bee." This box set is an excellent introduction to these legends of jazz and a great way to build a repertoire of duet pieces for the aspiring or veteran musician.

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