Just The Two Of Us
Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik
Produced by Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik Recorded in April 2005 by Robert Pawlik at toak sound Vienna Mixed by Dietz at swoon factory Vienna Mastered by Martin Scheer at swoon factory Vienna Artwork by Marcel van den Broek Logo design by Wolfgang Greiner Photographs by Christian Schreibmüller All arrangements by Michaela Rabitsch & Robert Pawlik
The story of our duo started quite morbidly with a reverent appearance in the crematory of the central cemetery of Vienna around the Spring/Summer of 1998. By request of the bereaved we played two of the deceased’s favorite songs in a classic jazz style.
Soon after our first duo-performance the same booking agency offered us regular 20 minute gigs. As the repertoire had to change each time, we were forced to deal intensively with the art of playing duos that pulled us through decades of jazz history.
We constantly developed and the duo came to be an important alternative to our jazz quartet ‘Two of a Kind’. The transparent sound of the duo was often booked when the available space was too small or when the acoustic circumstances were too difficult for an entire band. Sometimes, the duo was booked for a much more mundane reason - when there was not enough money for four musicians.
By and by we developed our sound and a special repertoire, and the duo started to increasingly contrast with the quartet. It had developed into an independent formation and it was time to use a name that differed from that of the quartet. At the beginning of our co-operation we had decided to use "Two of a Kind" for all our shared musical projects. Unfortunately the name was so connected with our quartet with which we have been working regularly since 1998, that we decided to use our given names for the duo.
Now we have a complete, individual concert repertoire including a lot of original compositions specially written for this line-up. It was time to produce a CD – what you have in your hands now is the story that led to the music you will now hear. Enjoy and thanks for your support!
personnel Michaela Rabitsch – vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn Robert Pawlik – guitars