A surprisingly inventive duo plays spontaneous improvisations on Jazz Northwest on Sunday April 18 at 1 PM PDT on 88.5, KPLU. Pianist Bill Anschell and soprano saxophonist Brent Jensen have found each other molto simpatico when freely improvising on standards. Astute listeners as well as players, the two musicians often sound as if one mind is guiding ten fingers as they dissect familiar music in the course of playing it, examining and comparing fragments before reassembling a song. On this concert recorded at an Art of Jazz Concert at The Seattle Art Museum, the duo plays music ranging from Fats Waller to Thelonious Monk and several familiar standards.
Bill Anschell and Brent Jensen have recorded a critically praised duo CD We Couldnt Agree More on Origin Records and are also heard in quartets on other releases on the label.
The Art of Jazz Series at the Seattle Art Museum is presented on the second Thursday of each month by Earshot Jazz, John Gilbreath, Executive Director with the support of 88.5 KPLU and The Seattle Weekly. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke, exclusively for KPLU. The program airs each Sunday at 1 PM PDT, and streams to the internet at kplu.org. A podcast of the program is available each Monday after the airdate.