45 RPM Vinyl Record
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A 1982 concert discovery from San Francisco's Keystone Korner
Deluxe double LP limited edition pressing of 1,000 copies
180-gram vinyl 45 RPM LPs pressed at RTI; mastered by Bernie Grundman
Hand-numbered gatefold jacket; Keystone Korner commemorative postcards included
Special insert with notes by Todd Barkan, Dan Morgenstern, Howard Mandel, Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap
Never-before-seen photos by Keystone Korner photographer Tom Copi
Two titans of jazz piano are captured in flight on the new Resonance Records album, Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard: The Magic of 2. Appearing here as a deluxe limited edition 2-LP set, The Magic of 2 presents a 1982 concert recorded at San Francisco's celebrated Keystone Korner and the second entry in Resonance's Keystone Discoveries series.
"It's a revelation, how well they played together," says Keystone's owner Todd Barkan, who co-produced the CD with Resonance Records' Executive Vice President and General Manager Zev Feldman. "They had quite disparate styles, but they share such an incredibly large vocabulary and frame of reference that it makes their language coherent. They're both referring to the same knowledge and experience of the history of jazz piano."
The music "is a gift [from the past that] is both unique and stupendous," says jazz historian Dan Morgenstern. "Alone and especially together, Tommy and Jaki show us what spontaneous creation is all about."
When Resonance started working with Barkan, says Feldman, on the lauded 2011 release of Pinnacle, a magnificent 1980 performance by Freddie Hubbard and the first Keystone Discoveries title. "We became aware that the Flanagan-Byard session was something Todd was absolutely passionate about."
Resonance is trying to become a leader in historical jazz recordings and this totally fits the bill," Feldman says. "We're putting out this music because we really believe in it, we believe in Jaki Byard, we believe in Tommy Flanagan, and we want to celebrate both of these artists for their contributions to this music. And we also want to celebrate Todd Barkan's vision."
|Introduction by Todd Barkan|
|Scrapple from the Apple|
|Just One of Those Things|
|Something to Live For|
|Send One Your Love|
|All Day Long|
|Land of Make Believe|