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“CONVERSATIONS,” NA1044CD, is a reissue of the previously-released  duo CD of that name, and is now included in the release, "THE STONE SET." This two-CD package is available for the price of one CD.


THE STONE SET was selected for inclusion in the ten best recordings of 2011 by Ken Waxman of The New York City Jazz Record. CONVERSATIONS was selected as one of the ten best recordings of 2008 by Bill Shoemaker and Art Lange.


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CONVERSATIONS

Connie Crothers and Bill Payne

By Scott Yanow

"Rather than a high-energy blowout, these collaborations leave space, are generally thoughtful and feature close communication between the two musicians, whether they are echoing each other’’s thoughts or offering a pair of contrasting voices. Sounding very much like 'conversations,' the improvisations give Crothers and Payne opportunities to create new melodies and thoughts on the spot, and it often makes for an intriguing listen. It is obvious that they have played together many times before and have a familiarity with each other’’s playing even as they continually surprise each other."

L.A. Jazz Scene, July 2008


MORE REVIEWS OF
THE STONE SET & CONVERSATIONS

Connie Crothers / Bill Payne, THE STONE SET
Ken Waxman, Jazz Word
February 2012

Connie Crothers / Bill Payne, THE STONE SET
Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Music Review / All About Jazz
October 2011



Connie Crothers / Bill Payne, CONVERSATIONS
Marc Medwin, All About Jazz: New York
November 2008


Connie Crothers / Bill Payne, CONVERSATIONS
Ed Hazel, Point of Departure
Issue #18, August 2008

Connie Crothers / Bill Payne, CONVERSATIONS
Chris Kelsey, www.jazz.com
August 27, 2008




> Connie Crothers / Bill Payne, CONVERSATIONS
Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene
July 2008


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