Frank Kimbrough & Jay Anderson @ Mezzrow Friday & Saturday

The pas de deux that takes place in piano/bass duets is one of jazz’s most captivating gambits, and since opening at the end of last summer, Mezzrow has lived up to its promise of providing an intimate setting for such cozy confabs. This weekend pianist Kimbrough aligns with his recent bassist of choice; in trios and foursomes they’ve been dazzling fans for years now. Check the lift-off each provides the other on Live At Kitano’s “Falling Waltz,” or the buoyancy Anderson brings to his boss’s maneuvers on Kimbrough’s recent Quartet. The agile pianist is masterful whether he chooses to scramble or float, and he has a knack for making everything he touches a bit more luminous.

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