Jazz Alliance
Jazz, Cool

Album Review

When one thinks of jazz duos, the combination of valve trombone and guitar rarely comes to mind. Back in the early '80s, Rob McConnell (leader of the Boss Brass) and his regular guitarist Ed Bickert cut ten duets that are full of wit, swing and creative ideas despite the lack of variation in the instrumental colors. One rarely notices the absence of other musicians on this CD reissue, since Bickert is an expert chorder and McConnell plays bass notes behind the guitar solos. A fun session and an unexpected success.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Royal Garden Blues
  2. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
  3. Imagination/What Is There to Say?
  4. I'll Be Around
  5. April in Paris
  6. Strange Music
  7. Everywhere
  8. Open Country
  9. Sweet and Lovely
  10. Maybe You'll Be There