The Kathleen Tagg / Andre Petersen piano duo brings together two of South Africa's most celebrated pianists: one eclectic-experimental classical and one jazz artist, in a unique and highly personal collaboration.
Drawing from the rich sonic tapestries of classical music, nuances of South African jazz and traditional musics from sub-Saharan Africa, this duo explodes the concept of what two pianos can sound like: a bass guitar, goema drum, marimba and uhadi–plus mixing fully composed scores with improvisation in a bold, vital and highly entertaining mix with performances of original compositions and works by iconic South African jazz composers such as Abdullah Ibrahim, Bheki Mseleku and Moses Molelekwa.
Tagg and Petersen explore diverse realms of possibilities within the sound world of the piano and their musical offerings pay tribute to the poignant legacy of people who have inspired their world-view and music making.
Kathleen Tagg, piano
Andre Petersen, piano
Abdullah Ibrahim / Andre Petersen
African Dawn / Cape Doctor
Second Time Around