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Diane Moser & Mark Dresser — Duetto

…There is a simpatico going on here that navigates the sublime. These two musicians seem to live in each others heads, because everything is perfectly balanced–from the tune authorship to the remarkably even distribution of melodies and solos. Opening with Moser's "Hello," dark, ruminative piano harmonies support Dresser's violin range harmonics and ponticello bowing before branching out into heady lyricism after a vamp is settled upon. Moser has a deft, pastoral touch that can turn into highly intuitive rhythmic agitation at the drop of a hat.… Dresser wrote the impossibly ecstatic "Big Mama Heart," for Moser and it is clearly the highlight moment in an album full of them. Powered by the bassist's curious double-stops and drop-time pedal tones, the theme staggers about with jangled clusters and wicked repetitions. …Moser takes an astonishing solo that places her in the elite of improvising pianists working today.… Heady, serious fun.Highly recommended.…

Robert Bush – San Diego Reader