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Album Review

A flute-bass duo is not an everyday occurrence on CD, let alone making up an entire release. Yet the combination of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez in this 1975 concert works extremely well because of the virtuoso talent of both musicians, along with their obviously compatibility. They previously had worked together on the Bill Evans' album What's New and Gomez had recently departed Evans at the time of this recording. Unfortunately, there are no liner notes to explain how this meeting came about or the background of the selections, while the 24-bit remastering and new packaging featuring amusing sketches of the two men by Steig make this edition more valuable than the earlier CD reissue. Three of the originals sound improvised rather than composed, except for "Autumn Comes, Autumn Leaves," which is obviously derived from the standard, opening with Gomez's solo variations of the well-known song, along with an intense, introspective rendition of "Nardis," though the bassist's brief use of an electronic delay sounds rather dated. Each man has a solo number; Steig's elegant, somewhat free-form "Nightmare" recalls Eric Dolphy's adventurous spirit, while Gomez's dramatic "Arioso" features his playing exclusively with a bow. Although this may very well have been a one-time event, it is much more than a novelty. Considering how little Steig has been recorded as a leader since the late '70s, this session should be of special interest to his fans.


Born: 04 October 1944 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Eddie Gomez is a brilliant bassist whose flexibility and quick reflexes make him an ideal accompanist (although his own albums tend to be a bit erratic jazz-wise). He grew up in New York and was with the Newport Festival Youth Band during 1959-1961. After studying at Juilliard, Gomez played with Rufus Jones' sextet, Marian McPartland (1964), Paul Bley (1964-1965), Giuseppe Logan, Gerry Mulligan, and Gary McFarland, among others. Gomez came to fame during his long period with the Bill Evans Trio (1966-1977)....
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