JOE GIARDULLO / SANGEETA MICHAEL BERARDI - Art Spirit
[Boxholder Records,
PO Box 779, Woodstock, VT, 05091-0779, USA]

The sound of a saxophone and a guitar makes for one of the most unusual duos. To date I can only remember a couple instances of this happening. The most memorable memory was when Derek Bailey met Anthony Braxton for a concert at Victo [this was later released on record as "Moment Precieux"]. The territory these two musicians are venturing into here is virgin, more or less. Guitarist Sangeeta Michael Berardi along with reed man Joe Giardullo create landscapes that are ever so shifting and changeable. Berardi's playing reminds me slightly of what Joe Morris accomplishes with his guitar. His use of chord structures and broken tones makes for an interesting listen. It is when Joe Giardullo challenges the guitar with his alto and soprano that things become truly interesting. His blistering lines act as a perfect counter point to Berardi's wild guitar plucking and soloing. When proceedings slow down as on "Bilbao Curve" the music becomes nearly calm, minimal and almost sublime. All in all, this is a fine release from two musicians that should be better known than is the case right now.

Tom Sekowski


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