A Jazz Duet
Kazzrie Jaxen (Liz Gorrill), piano
Charley Krachy, tenor saxophone
1. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
2. All of Me
4. Passionate Weather
5. 317 East 32nd Street
6. How High the Moon
7. A Jazz Duet
8. Blues for a Lost Moment
9. My Melancholy Baby
10. All The Things You Are
Recorded in concert October 13, 1989, Greenwich House, New York NY
Gorrill slam dances between registers with such aplomb that her duets with Krachy occasionally remind you not only of Tristano and Marsh, but of Cecil Taylor and Jimmy Lyons. In other words, A Jazz Duet summons up memories of piano-and-saxophone duets you only think you've heard — testimony to its power.
— Frances Davis, The Village Voice
With all its complexity, the music maintains a momentum and inner logic that is a tribute to the participants . . . a most stimulating set.
— Mark Gardner, Jazz Journal
Gorrill and Krachy work well together . . . this music displays the courage of its aesthetic convictions, and it's a welcome antidote to all the faceless neo-bop and fuzak which seem to constitute about 90% of recent jazz releases.
— Bill Tilland, Option
For all the individuality and freedom of movement, there's a strong, confident sense of direction in the work of both players. It's a demanding and creative performance.
— Lois Moody, Ottawa Citizen
Theirs is a great match. I love this album, I've been playing it constantly for days, and I'd walk on my knees through snow to see this duo play live.
— Camper Mann, Amazon.com