Bud Shank (as), Rein de Graaf (p)
Reference: FSRCD 5039
The six tracks on this record give a quiet, masterful demonstration of how to sing without a rhythm section. Almost of the tunes are ballads,originally. But Rein and Bud decided to change the tempos. This music was recorded before a small, select audience in a living room-like studio with no room for more musicians. When Rein told Bud that the bassist and the drummer had a day off, he was a bit sceptical at first. A duo would that work? But weeks later, while listening to the tapes, he reacted enthusiastically. This is a great stuff, man!
-Jeroen de Walk (from the liner-notes)
01. Alone Together (Dieter-Schwartz) 10:20
02. I Cant Get Started (Duke-Gershwin) 13:24
03. On The Trail (Grofe) 12:22
04. My Funny Valentine (Rodgers-Hart) 11:39
05. Whats New (Hagart-Burke) 10:24
06. Stella by Starlight (Young-Washington) 10:32
Recorded at Pinehill Studio, Leersum, Holand, December 12, 2000.