Distinguished pianists and composers with individual styles, Horvitz and Holcomb have been partners in life as well as musically for almost three decades. They have appeared on record in each other's company numerous times, but this is their first recording actually sharing the billing. Together... and yet alone, as each plays solo piano. The instrument is a Steinway D, and the program they have sequenced includes original compositions (e.g. Holcomb's 13-minute suite "When the Comet Comes"), three free improvisations, and three covers (including Wayne Shorter's beautiful "Armageddon."). They both possess notable techniques, but it's the emotional resonances and luminosity of the playing that really stay with the listener. Live-to-DSD recording in a small concert hall creates an intimate, palpable atmosphere.