Well-known German jazz-guitarist Frank Haunschild and his american "partner in crime" Tom van der Geld on vibes and marimba made up their minds for a joint CD. For quite a time, only a few chosen ones have been lucky enough to listen to this remarkable duo live on stage on rare occasions. Thus, many jazz-enthusiasts had to still their hunger for good music only by hearsay-praise of van der Geld's and Haunschild's extraordinary musical relationship. "Getting Closer" offers the long awaited remedy and leaves no doubt about the fact that we're listening to a world-class twosome here. Homogeneous ensemble playing, a most intuitive feeling for the partner's musical freedom, melody and rhythm arranged in an outstanding fashion and, not to forget, two hearts beating as one - all this recommends "Getting Closer" for a "four stars" listing in a still to come Michelin "Jazz Gourmet Guide". Until its existence there's only one possible advice: buy the record and listen (or just vice versa ...)!
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Frank haunschild: electric & acoustic guitars Tom van der Geld: vibes & marimba