Dyad

Dyad

It’s not often the expression “less is more” is really musically meaningful. DYAD, the new CD by saxophonist Lou Caimano and pianist Eric Olsen definitely achieves meaning with less. The notes on the CD reveal something about their musical process. Something about it is both thoughtful, complex, and heartfelt. Together the searching sound reveals a sophisticated love affair between reed and keyboard that join extremes into a masterful potion. At times, the contradictions meld together, edgy and tender, childlike and sophisticated, intelligent and romantic. Lot’s of interesting couplings. The CD is quite varied and includes original neo-classical compositions, latin rhythms, and formidable jazz standards. Perfect for a rainy day.  – Saul Spangenberg