1. Two in the Morning
2. 3 1/2
3. It’s Your Turn
5. a page upon which…
The Schanzer-Speach Duo is a marriage of styles–pianist Bernadette Speach is a noted new music composer and student of Morton Feldman; guitarst Jeffrey Schanzer is a composer rooted in jazz–as well as a married couple who live in New York and are active on the New Music scene. The resulting mix on DUALITIES is an extraordinary new jazz blend from ruminative, suspended tonalities to frantic workouts in the form of composed and improvised elements in several short pieces for both acoustic/ electric guitars and piano in duo and solo settings.
The disc is capped off with AJIACO, written for the duo by Tania Léon, a heady Spanish-flavored stew.