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MARY RADEMACHER & RICK REUTHER

Two of a Kind

2008-12-05

Local jazz musicians and long-time collaborators Mary Rademacher and Rick Reuther team up for a set of duets, mostly standards with an original (#10) and a chestnut or two thrown in for good measure. Maybe it's just my ear, but Mary seems to have the jazz chops here; I like her voice and phrasing. Rick's lines don't have the same zing. I also wish they would have resisted following the "Two of a Kind" theme to the nth degree -- with each trading lines back and forth on every song. That alone would have given the set some variety. Hard to recommend any one track here, although I liked their choice of late night comedian king Steve Allen's "Something Big" (#3). Song to avoid? "You Smell So Good" (#7), complete with sniffing sounds at the conclusion. 12/08 Michael J.

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