A Duet of One has a unique charm of its own, at once restrained, lively, full of zest, and also, highly creative! With the magic clarinet of Daniels and Kellaway's piano in syn, and lovingly so, this is a fine example of how well the clarinent and piano can carry an extended and imaginative jazz session.
The songs will delight the jazz listener. Among the many gems in this CD collection are found "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," "Slow Dance," "Adagio Swing," "I Want To Be Happy," "New Orleans," "This Is The Time," "Aftrer You've Gone," "Blue Waltz," "Love Of My Life," and the complex "We'll Always Be Together."
"This Is The Time" and "We'll Always Be Together" are wonderfully complex in their open approach and broad themes of color and tone. "We'll Always Be Together" is certainly worthy of jazz radio play time, as are all the songs in this fine CD collection.
Everything about this CD is memorable. The liner notes were written by Paquito D'Rivera, and his comments are insightful and make for enjoyable reading. This CD collection was recorded live at The Bakery with photography by William Claxton.
Every performance is topnotch. Highly recommended.
If you are looking for great entertainment combined with great jazz musical expression, this A Duet Of One is a fine choice for your home music library, and as a personal gift for a friend. You might suggest to your local public library to place an order for this CD for its jazz listening patrons.