By: Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz

This is a duo recording in the true sense because the only sounds on this disc come from the trombone and voice of Natalie Cressman and the guitar and voice of Ian Faquini. The resulting blend carries a powerful intimacy in the sound of their harmonized voices sailing over supple acoustic guitar and the occasional blast of smooth, pumping trombone. Some tracks are swooningly languid and romantic but there are also edgier, faster-paced songs like the samba “Mandinguera” and the dramatic “Tere” where the two voices twist around each other with urgency.

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