For the second in his series of Two Duos recordings, pianist-composer, Randy Klein engages in musical conversation on What’s Next?, featuring electric bass guitarist virtuoso Boris Kozlov and guitarist Alex Skolnick. What’s Next?, is the followup to his 2010 acclaimed CD, Sunday Morning, which showcased Klein in duets with trombonist, Chris Washburne and Russian saxophonist, Oleg Kireyev.
Klein’s note selection and soloing is a combination of Bill Evans and Ahmad Jamal. He plays nice full chords underneath thoughtful single lines that flow effectively through the changes
...Guitar International, Vince Lewis read review
Koslov's sublime playing being the perfect match for Klein's whimsical piano
...All Music Guide, Ken Dryden read review
Klein's performance is first-rate throughout Sunday Morning's twelve musical musings
...All About Jazz, Dan Bilawsky read review
Sunday Morning is a higher level of intuitiveness, that underscores the sterling musicianship evidenced throughout. It’s largely about melody making, consisting of jazzy lines, interspersed with cunning exchanges from the soloists
...Jazzreview.com, Glenn Astarita read review
'Sunday Morning’ is the first in a series of CD recordings by Randy Klein titled, ‘Two Duos’. This recording features trombonist, Chris Washburne and Russian saxophonist, Oleg Kireyev, in an interpretive solo setting with piano accompaniment by Randy Klein. The music, composed by Klein, is both eclectic and original.
In describing duo performance, Randy Klein said, “Both players are always totally exposed. The accompanist has to lay down the harmony, rhythm, fill in the spaces and be ready to solo. When the accompanist turns soloist, the solo instrument becomes the orchestra (one instrument orchestra) playing the inner voices, adding color, rhythm and nuance to back the piano solo.”