Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes

August 3, 2010 / No Comments / Tags: bill charlap, double portrait, jazz, pianists, renee rosnes

Double Portrait
(Blue Note Records)

Double Portrait is the musical marriage of pianists-extraordinaire Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, who were fittingly wed three years ago at Jazz at Lincoln Center. That they like playing together is audibly evident in the recording, as there is a joyous quality to the music produced. The album is comprised of a mix of standards and songs by more contemporary composers such as Lyle Mays, Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson, among others. Recorded at the Kaufman Concert Hall in New York City, instead of a traditional studio, the acoustics of the performances are brilliant, as is the choice of songs. There is no doubt this work is a labor of love in the truest sense.

Click here to listen to a clip of “Ana Maria”.

Tracks: Chorino, Double Rainbow, Ana Maria, The Saros Cycle, My Man’s Gone Now, Dancing In The Dark, Inner Urge, Little Glory, Never Will I Marry.