I have listened to a lot of ACT recently, and they publish a series of very interesting duo albums, like this one:
I tagged them for convenience. But then I remembered I have a lot of other interesting pairings, and I generalized the Tag, beyond ACT.
I don’t mean a conventional duo, like a singer with a piano accompanist. I mean pairings of two strong individuals, and many include unusual combinations of instruments like the accordion and cello that I discussed in the Accordion in new jazz thread.
Have to tag these manually, of course. So far I have found 45 cool Duo albums.
(You will note that it is somewhat biased toward the front of the alphabet: first I was looking in my standard Date Added sort order, then I switched over to sorted by Artist, then I went to bed.)
There’re a lot of great jazz duo albums, but I think this is my favorite:
Thank you @AndersVinberg, again some great recommendations to look into. Although I already spotted quite some overlap to my library when it comes to those ACT albums.
A rather unusual duo is Paseo a Dos featuring Renaud Garcia-Fons on piano and Dorantes on the double bass. What makes it not your typical piano / bass duo is that most of the time the bass is played bowed, so it sounds more like a piano / cello kind of thing and therefore their both head to head and not one accompanying the other.
If you don’t mind a little latin infusion in your jazz, check it out!
Just listened to Trace of Impressions, third on your first screenshot. Beautiful stuff, great duo work!
Terrible set of metadata, btw, had to manually correct a lot…
If you like this, you probably like this one as well (if you don’t already have it in your library but just haven’t tagged it yet ).