• Record Label: Concord
  • Release Date: Sep 4, 2012
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 4, 2012
    80
    This is collaboration in its purest and and most elegant form.
  2. Sep 5, 2012
    60
    Burton and Corea opted for their most standard-heavy set to date. They approach classic tunes with an appropriate tone of reverence that unfortunately leaves little room for surprise.
  3. Jun 4, 2012
    70
    Burton's glassy lead lines and Corea's jerky modalism lend an unusual air to classics by Tadd Dameron. [Jul 2012, p.70]
  4. Jul 10, 2012
    80
    This absorbing new venture is essentially a set of unaccompanied musical dialogues between the two veterans. [Jul 2012, p.94]
  5. Apr 10, 2012
    60
    Corea and Burton are devotees of the shapely, symmetrical and song-rooted – so this album is flawlessly graceful, even if some episodes (the intricate piano ostinato under Eleanor Rigby) border on the distractingly clever.
  6. Sep 6, 2012
    60
    At both its best and its worst, the album is essentially inoffensive.
  7. Apr 10, 2012
    70
    While diehard converts won't feel short-changed, others might wonder whether the duo could have sprung more surprises similar to the appearance of the Harlem String Quartet on the classical fantasia Mozart Goes Dancing.
  8. Apr 10, 2012
    80
    You'd have to be seriously unmusical not to be charmed by the elegance of it.
  9. Historic reunion of the piano and vibes duo-masters starts unpromisingly on a hit-you-over-the-head-with-a-mallet version of "Eleanor Rigby", but recovers with gorgeous treatments of Weill's "My Ship" and Jobim's "Once I Loved".

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