The piano duo of Angelica Sanchez and Marilyn Crispell have released the album How to Turn the Moon.
The pair met a few years ago at Karl Berger’s Creative Music Studio workshop in Woodstock, New York, and got on so well that Sanchez was moved to write a set of compositions for them to play together.
“Marilyn and I each get different sounds out of the piano, and those sounds exist first in our heads,” Sanchez said in a statement. “It can be tricky with two pianos to make sure there is enough space in the music, but she and I complement one another, naturally. Marilyn is a generous, thoughtful person, in music as in life.”
Crispell returned the praise in a statement of her own: “I have such love and respect for Angie as a musician and as a human being. Her compositions are complex and interesting, a kaleidoscope of colors and ideas. It was a fascinating challenge to figure out together how to convey them best.”
This is Sanchez’s latest release following her album Float the Edge with Michael Formanek and Tyshawn Sorey as the Angelica Sanchez Trio. Last year, Crispell played on Joe Lovano’s album Trio Tapestry.
Stream How to Turn the Moon below, with Sanchez in the left stereo channel and Crispell in the right: