Magazine article IAJRC Journal

By Ourselves

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

By Ourselves

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BY OURSELVES

MARVIN STAMM AND BILL MAYS

MARSTAM #01

Marvin Stamm (tpt) Bill Mays (pno) Recorded in NYC, 1999

By Myself/You And The Night And The Music/The Lamp Is Low/The Widow In The Window/Judy/Beautiful Love/ Waltz For Mia/You Must Believe In Spring/Airegin/ Madrugada/Con Alma TT: 70:01

Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines placed the bar very high back in 1928 when they recorded Weather Bird as a duo. There have been several other trumpet and piano duet selections and albums since then. Bill Mays, for example, recorded a duet long play recording with Bobby Shew in 1978 that is very good. However, the compact disc we have here has been, in my mind, the most successful effort since that fateful day in 1928. There is chemistry between the two players that words defy. You need to hear it and experience it. This type of offering is very risky business. …

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