‘Domestic Harmony: Piket Plays Mintz’ by Roberta Piket Review: Jazz From a Marriage

The pianist’s album offers solo renditions of music written by her husband, drummer and composer Billy Mintz.

Jazz couples have been a part of the genre almost since the beginning. In the ’20s, Louis Armstrong’s wife, Lil Hardin Armstrong, was the pianist in the first edition of his landmark small group, the Hot Five. But such collaborations were rare until the past decade or so. Now, perhaps as a reflection of the rapidly growing number of first-tier women jazz musicians, they are becoming more common. For instance, bassist Linda May Han Oh employs her husband, pianist Fabian Almazan, in several of her bands, and she records for...