Album: John Law, Mark Pringle, This Is (33Jazz)

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This duet for two pianos by the reliably excellent Law and Pringle, his stupendously talented young pupil, is so full of joy that it can renew your faith not just in jazz, but music itself.

They begin with Bach, rattling off a harpischord concerto like boogie-woogie kings Ammons and Johnson, then lead in to the flying fingers of "Chorinho" by Lyle Mays. Perhaps the highpoint is "Fun at Five" by Law, where notes seem to fly around the listening room like colours in a Kandinsky abstract.