They could make it a lot easier for themselves, especially at their age and with their reputation. Play something so that people identify with them: easy-listening, swinging mainstream, or flowing music in the sound of musette. However, whoever knows the two partners in crime know only too well that they have searched for risks during their lives like adrenaline junkies, never approached the adventure of music from the safe side, but instead always wanted to go beyond their own horizon. Like two intrepid mountaineers, they balance over a yawning abyss, perform daring maneuvers and clear the way for each other time and again. The longer the intimate wanderings of subtle nuances and sensitive, dancing elegance last, the greater the familiarity seems to be. Four Carter compositions ( Einbahnstrasse , Blues for D. P. , Ah Rio and First Trip ), four pieces by Galliano ( Tea For Toots , Billie , Waltz For Nicky and Tango For Claude ), and a solo for each ( You Are My Sunshine and Aria/Libertango ): nothing has changed.
Richard really seizes every rhythmic and harmonic chance, the American marveled about his French partner. And he replies gallantly: Ron still looks so young, fresh and elegant like three decades ago. And he is still enthusiastic, straightforward and comes straight to the point. An often thoughtlessly used image rarely fits better than on this very special evening.
RON CARTER, bass RICHARD GALLIANO, accordeon
Recorded October 29th, 2016 at the Theaterstübchen, Kassel, Germany.
01. Einbahnstrasse 02. Tea for Toots 03. Billie 04. Waltz for Nicky 05. You Are My Sunshine 06. Tango pour Claude 07. Blue for D.P. 08. Aria / Libertango 09. Ah, Rio 10. First Trip