The Jazz House is exactly what you expect by its name, a small intimate club, everything painted black along with stark lighting. The concert is one of many as part of `The Lake` series.
Arve and Christian walk on stage to warm applause and we are treated to two pieces each lasting half an hour or so. When I first heard about the duo playing together I feared that Fennesz`s guitar would drown out Arve`s trumpet, but this was soon put to rest as Fennesz`s guitar was a little quieter than when he performs a solo set.
Arve`s trumpet and vocals were beautiful and Fennesz`s sonics were more mellow than usual which really worked well. The second piece of music started with some manic trumpet, almost `flight of the bumble bee` pace which then introduced drums and a pulsating rhythm which was a neat treat as both usually perform more linear type music.
Arve explained afterwards that apart from Fennesz having three guitar parts which he wanted to incorporate the rest was pure improvisation. The only clue to this was the odd glance and nod to each other.
We were treated to a shorter piece for the encore which started with some thundering guitar chords.
Arve thanked the crowd and said what a thrill it was working with Fennesz. It was an equal thrill to watching two greats perform together.