Creepy Four Handed Piano
:: Cielito Lindo ::
:: The Nearness of You ::
Ferrante and Teicher did some really phenomenal things with two pianos and a microphone (or two). While working together as teachers at Juilliard, they began experimenting, stuffing paper into the strings, striking the strings with various objects, everything short of bringing in Jerry Lee Lewis to demolish the damn things. Their early recordings stand in stark contrast to their later standard easy listening fare.
On this album from the late 50s, they introduce various percussion to the mix. Sometimes it's hard to tell if what you're hearing is a percussion instrument, or a piano being struck, but it's all good and unlike anything else out there. These guys are still kickin' it in their 80s and still making sweet music together. Literally.