LIVE: Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes @ Zankel Music Center, 7/6/10

July 14th, 2010, 4:01 pm by Greg

Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes
The piano duo format requires a very delicate balance.

There’s a natural tendency for one partner or the other to dominate the musical procedings, but that wasn’t the case when the husband and wife twosome of Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes sat down at the grand pianos on stage at the Zankel Music Center.

Drawn primarily from their new collaborative CD, “Double Portrait,” the music was as graceful as a tightrope walk, as they deftly balanced the melodies and harmonies, complex rhythmic shifts and the orchestral language of two-piano arrangements.

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CD: Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes’ “Double Portrait”

July 6th, 2010, 11:07 am by Greg

Double Portrait(Blue Note, 2010):

What you have to know about Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes is that they are two world-class jazz pianists. You should also know that they were married to other people with whom they had kids and later divorced. They’ve been married to each other for the past three years.

What’s the album like?

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