Album: Bill Charlap, Renne Rosnes, Double Portrait (Blue Note)

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The Independent Culture

You wait years for a two-pianos jazz album and suddenly four come along at once.

US pianists Charlap and Rosnes don't try to be cold and classical, like Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays, or to get by on genius and little else, as do Chick Corea and Stefano Bollani. Rather, like the John Law and Mark Pringle their success seems due to a careful choice of tunes allied to giddily flying fingers. The result is a welcome addition to that honourable genre of sunny Sunday-morning music.