The DP Jazz Duo ref: 6466
DAVID & MARALYN are currently having a great deal of success with their duo which specialises in music of the Swing period during the 1930s and 1940s, including Maralyn's favourite, Billie Holiday. The Duo features vocals from Maralyn and David, guitar, banjo and a pre-recorded piano/bass/drums rhythm section which combined, sounds like a swing quartet. David has a very melodic approach to jazz and there is always a lovely sense of line, whether he is actually playing the tune, filling in behind Maralyn's vocal, or taking a full improvised solo. As for the other half of the duo, Maralyn has the gift of singing jazz songs in a jazz voice that is also her own voice: she manages this balancing act without apparent effort, easily mingling British and American vowel sounds, and easily mingling ideas from the original recordings with her own authentic vocal delivery.
For versatility, the Duo also plays music from the period of 1920s to 1960s, Latin American numbers, Broadway musicals and jazz all presented with a touch of humour and for the more discerning, anecdotes and points of historical interest are included.
|Music Critic - Hugh Boyd||"This is a good selection of well-known and also not so well known jazz, confidently and well presented."|