Duet (Lester Bowie and Phillip Wilson album)

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Studio album by Lester Bowie and Phillip Wilson
Released 1978
Recorded January 19, 1978
Genre Jazz
Length 33:57
Label Improvising Artists
Producer Paul Bley
Lester Bowie chronology
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The 5th Power

Duet is an album by trumpeter Lester Bowie and drummer Phillip Wilson recorded in 1978 and released on the Improvising Artists label. It features three duet performances by Bowie and Wilson


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4 stars stating "There is a certain static electricity generated in this series of three duets from trumpeter Bowie and drummer/percussionist Wilson. Certainly they feed off each other's energy in counterpointed reverie, but the music goes beyond being merely spontaneous or made up on the spot. The cohesion and musicality they employ is purely delightful and eminently listenable over this 40-minute span".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lester Bowie & Phillip Wilson

  1. "Duet" - 2:40
  2. "TBM" - 14:40
  3. "Finale" - 15:36
  • Recorded at Blue Rock Studio in New York City on January 19, 1978



  1. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed August 12, 2011
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 28. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.