art by Lilia Levin

Louise Rogers

Bass-ically Speaking - Louise Rogers and Rick Strong

 Such a pleasure to check out Louise and Rick's duo recording.  Louise possesses a voice of subtlety and strength, and from the eclectic repertoire chosen for this project, shows she is able to handle a wide variety of musical styles with ease and confidence.  Rick has a beautiful rich tone on both upright and electric basses, and proves he is a solid improviser.  My favorite moments come when Louise and Rick are doubling each other on swinging chromatic phrases, making them sound like one instrument instead of two, completely locked in to what the other doing.  I guess that's what being husband and wife is all about. 

Peter Eldridge, New York Voices