When two master musicians meet in duo for the first time, the artistic expectations are immense. “Projections” is a historic musical encounter, the very first duo concert by pianist Simon Nabatov and double bassist Mark Dresser that is astounding in empathetic communication, musical range and dynamic interchange. Both men share the same rare characteristics – to highly structure while improvising with a focus on immediacy yet leaving the music wide open. What seems contradictory is what makes this music great. Never a title was so true: this CD really projects us into the future, inventing it now.