Eddie Daniels & Roger Kellaway: I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
A Duet of One (IPO Recordings IPOC1015)
Recorded: live at The Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, March 30-April 2 ,2008
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
In a flurry of joyful stride-like piano lines, Roger Kellaway sets the tone for this swinging little number. Establishing both the pace and feeling he is trying to portray, Kellaway's intro prods a dancingly joyful Eddie Daniels to add his tonally brilliant clarinet to the tune. These veteran instrumental masters venture into a kaleidoscope of ideas as they skillfully play off each other's phrasing, teasing one another down new roads of expression.
Kellaway is quite comfortable in the solo piano format, expressing a wellspring of ideas through a veritable encyclopedia of styles that nonetheless coalesce brilliantly into a unified statement. Inspired by Kellaway's adventures, Daniels offers his own equally daunting solo that explores both the tonal qualities of his instrument and the outliers of his ideas. The two seem to feed symbiotically off each other and create a stream of consciousness that is a wonder to behold, much to the joy of their respectful and appreciative audience on this live recording.
Reviewer: Ralph A. Miriello