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Big Two

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Red Mitchell / Warne Marsh
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Red Mitchell and Warne Marsh had a series of engagements in Scandinavia during April of 1980. On the 18th and 19th of April they were playing at the Fasching Club in Stockholm where these two CD’s were recorded. The combination of tenorsaxophone and bass were rare but it worked out very good. As Mitchell observed, a duo is the smallest group you can get. "When I layed out it’s obvious that Warne doesn’t need a bass player.He can play all by himself, he can play all the chords, all the rhythms, he can play the bass lines and he certainly knows the melodies".


Warne Marsh (ts) and Red Mitchell (b)

Recorded April 18 & 19, 1980


"Most of the compositions are taken from The Great American Songbook, others are bebop classics based on the chord changes of standards. Funky it ain’t but swing it does, with great taste and subtlety as well as some superb improvisations." Chris Mosey – AllAboutJazz

"In this intriguing double-CD due set Red Mitchell is totally attuned to his sophisticated approach to harmony, rhythm and structure on a release that can be thoroughly recommended." Gordon Jack, Jazz Journal


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