By Ourselves documents the long-time collaboration between Marvin Stamm and Bill Mays. There are eleven tracks including Dietz’ and Schwartz’ By Myself and You and the Night and the Music, Victor Young’s Beautiful Love and Michel Legrand’s You Must Believe In Spring. Bill Mays also combines Ravel’s classic piano standard Miroirs with The Lamp Is Low which is based upon Ravel’s lovely theme, Pavanne for a Dead Princess. Dizzy’s beautiful Con Alma, Sonny Rollins’ Airegin and two originals by Bill Mays round this set out. In Bill Mays’ words, “I think duo playing presents the biggest challenges: fewer people, greater freedom, more responsibility equal nowhere to hide!  Marvin and I find complete freedom, respect and trust with each other.” Marvin says, “Every musician should be so fortunate to meet someone with whom they share such a great empathy and joy in making music together.”

  1. You and the Night and the Music Marvin Stamm 7:34
  2. You Must Believe in Spring Marvin Stamm 7:53
  3. Airegin Marvin Stamm 5:18