As interesting as tenor saxophonist Steven Delannoye's recent quartet album was (Here Comes Tomorrow - W.E.R.F 2014), it didn't prepare us for the sublimity of this two-man encounter. Duets live have it all: brilliant and spirited individual playing, exceptional rapport, a terrific mix of songs, a luminous awareness of jazz in all its varied forms and opening windows to 20th century classical music. What makes Steven and Nicola so compatible, even though they are still at the beginning of their careers, is the ease with which they each straddle and move back and forth across the line between modern and pre-modern.
released July 9, 2016
Steven Delannoye - Tenor Saxophone
Nicola Andrioli - Piano
Recording Engineer: Sébastien Van Hoey Live at Jazzstation in Brussels on Feb the 4th 2015
Mastering Engineer: Thomas Decock
Mixing Engineer: Nate Wood
Production: Steven Delannoye & Rogé