Two of Two, a passion is fueled by what you don't know about another person, much more than what you know. Andrea DeCarlo

The art of the duo has traveled almost entirely through the history of jazz; started with the duets of the early '20s between the piano of Jelly Roll Morton and the cornet of King Oliver, continued in the second half of the decade with those among the guitars of Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson, with Lang himself and the violinist Joe Venuti and culminated in the sensational duet between Louis Armstrong and the pianist Earl Hines in Weather Bird.

The two-voice conversation then reached another culmination of artistic expression in the astonishing pages made, in 1939/40, by Duke Ellington and the double bass player Jimmy Blanton.

However, it is in recent decades that the duo has developed enormously in the jazz field, to the point that today it represents one of the most expressive formations used by musicians, proposed with every type of instrumental combination and with a now imposing discography behind it, studded with masterpieces.

In these insights "Due di Due" (Two of Two), which we strongly wanted for the post-graduate students in jazz that are following the study track of the two-year academic specialization courses, the art of the duo becomes a generational confrontation between experienced professionals of international stature and very young talented musicians who have accepted the challenge with extraordinary enthusiasm.