Andreas Dombert/Chris Gall - Duo

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Andreas Dombert/Chris Gall - Duo - Jazz Live Act in Regensburg

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Andreas Dombert and Chris Gall are a thoroughly fresh-sounding,
easygoing team, especially when one bears in mind that the combination of archtop jazz guitar and acoustic piano is intrinsically
problematic. This is because the two instruments have the tendency to get in each other‘s way with colliding harmonies. On the new CD „Duo“, however, nobody gets in anybody‘s way, for guitarist Dombert and pianist Gall have perfectly coordinated ten of their own compositions with each other. Sometimes the music is very lyrical; at other times the listener is assailed by a hurricane of notes. The relationship between composition and improvisation could not have been chosen beer here. Even though they both take many liberties, enough ordering work has been invested in advance so that the music will ultimately have precisely the intended effect: to move and totally convince us. The composed parts are, in some places, reminiscent of modern classical music, impressionistic à la Debussy or Bartók, with improvised outbursts that sometimes even have the effect of rock music. Two musicians have found each other here whose shared debut causes us to sit up and take notice. Each of them - guitarist Andreas Dombert, trained in Germany, and the Berklee graduate Chris Gall - has independently developed his very own, unmistakable style. On this duo recording – also brilliantly realized in terms of audio engineering – a rarely-heard instrumental combination coalesces into an impressive musical symbiosis.

Andreas Dombert and Chris Gall are a thoroughly fresh-sounding,
easygoing team, especially when one bears in mind that the combination of archtop jazz guitar and acoustic piano is intrinsically
problematic. This is because the two instruments have the tendency to get in each other‘s way with colliding harmonies. On the new CD „Duo“, however, nobody gets in anybody‘s way, for guitarist Dombert and pianist Gall have perfectly coordinated ten of their own compositions with each other. Sometimes the music is very lyrical; at other times the listener is assailed by a hurricane of notes. The relationship between composition and improvisation cou...

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  • Regensburg DE