Jenny Lin and Uri Caine
Release date : January 2015
Steinway & Sons
Available at: Amazon
The musical worlds of Scarlatti, Gesualdo and Mozart intersect with the improvisatory genius of jazz composer and pianist Uri Caine, who is joined by virtuoso pianist Jenny Lin in an album of adventurous music for one and two pianos.
“There’s more than a little witchcraft at work on this lovely and playful recording: Pianists play duets with each other, even though they are in different rooms and at different times when they do so. Ms. Lin, a classically grounded pianist, and Mr. Caine, a noted jazz improviser, put Steinway’s new Spirio player system to the test in these virtual jam sessions. Ms. Lin performs a selection of works and arrangements of Scarlatti, Mozart and Gesualdo, to which Mr. Caine adds jazz-inflected improvisations. The result is a wonderfully tender conversation between the past and the present.”
– Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times