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Piano Duo

What a couple of awesome guys Ferrante and Teicher were! Just those tuxedo jackets below are alone enough to warrant style icon status. They were not merely snappy dressers though. While their names may not be as recognizable as they once were, a new generation is discovering the duo.

They performed memorable film scores like Midnight Cowboy and The Apartment and experimented with the piano by “adding paper, sticks, rubber, wood blocks, metal bars, chains, glass, mallets, and other found objects to piano string beds. In this way they were able to produce a variety of bizarre sounds that sometimes resembled percussion instruments, and at other times resulted in special effects that sounded as if they were electronically synthesized”.

Their albums always had fantastic groovy covers. A few are included after the jump.

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Posted on March 4, 2011

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