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Platypus

Gerard Presencer

Platypus

AKD 139 (Linn Records)
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1
Still Moanin'

Still Moanin'

Band Gerard Presencer - flugel horn, Jason Rebello - piano, John Paricelli - guitar, Andrew Cleyndert - bass, Jeremy Stacey - drums
Writer Gerard Presencer
6:23 Play
2
Blu Eyed Boy

Blu Eyed Boy

Band Gerard Presencer - flugel horn, Jason Rebello - piano, John Paricelli - guitar, Andrew Cleyndert - bass, Jeremy Stacey - drums, Chris Fletcher - percussion
Writer Gerard Presencer
7:15 Play
3
Crimplene Lover

Crimplene Lover

Band Gerard Presencer - flugel horn, Jason Rebello - piano, John Paricelli - guitar, Andrew Cleyndert - bass, Jeremy Stacey - drums
Writer Gerard Presencer
5:29 Play
4
Married Woman

Married Woman

Band Gerard Presencer - flugel horn, Jason Rebello - piano, John Paricelli - guitar, Andrew Cleyndert - bass, Jeremy Stacey - drums
Writer Gerard Presencer
8:14 Play
5
Platypus

Platypus

Band Gerard Presencer - flugel horn, Jason Rebello - piano, John Paricelli - guitar, Andrew Cleyndert - bass, Jeremy Stacey - drums
Writer Gerard Presencer
4:38 Play
6
Afterthought

Afterthought

Band Gerard Presencer - flugel horn, Jason Rebello - piano, John Paricelli - guitar, Andrew Cleyndert - bass, Jeremy Stacey - drums
Writer Gerard Presencer
7:17 Play
7
In The Air

In The Air

Band Gerard Presencer - flugel horn, Jason Rebello - piano, John Paricelli - guitar, Andrew Cleyndert - bass, Jeremy Stacey - drums
Writer Gerard Presencer
7:32 Play
8
Green-eyed Girl

Green-eyed Girl

Band Gerard Presencer - flugel horn, Jason Rebello - piano, John Paricelli - guitar, Andrew Cleyndert - bass, Jeremy Stacey - drums
Writer Gerard Presencer
7:58 Play
Total Running Time 55 minutes
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Revered debut album from this leading exponent of the flugel horn which The Observer named 'a brilliant debut.'

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Produced by Jeremy Stacey

'Long-awaited debut from the young trumpeter whose career has been as close to a meteoric rise as British jazz permits.' Independent on Sunday

 

Gerard Presencer - flugel horn
Jason Rebello - piano
John Paricelli - guitar
Andrew Cleyndert - bass
Jeremy Stacey - drums
Chris Fletcher - percusion

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Jazz Times
This hybrid approach, drawing from pop, funk, jazz and even Latin influences, makes Platypus as interesting and disarming as its animal namesake.
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Audio Quarterly Magazine
This is an album which shows yet another British jazz musician producing a quality release.


Yorkshire Evening Express
5 Stars
Here is the spirit of the last 20 years of jazz remade as refreshingly as a cold buck's fizz on the morning after.
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The Birmingham Post
The young British trumpeter indulges his 70s fusion tastes and brings them smack up to date...
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Birmingham Post
'Jazz CD of the week'
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The Journal International
the playing throughout is superb...
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The Leeds Guide
"Amongst the best in the world at the moment. He has the ability to play in any style."
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Inverness Courier
creates an engaging groove on these funky self-penned tunes....
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Straight No Chaser
..he's just playing what he likes and right now he likes jazz funk.
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Jazz UK
Gerard plays flugelhorn with the sort of freshness and lack of inhibition that you usually only expect on 'live' sessions.
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Time Out
Trumpet prodigy Presencer has been a reliably excellent voice on the London jazz scene for a few years.
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Evening Standard
'CD Choice'
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The Observer
'A brilliant debut.'
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Independent On Sunday
'Sounds exactly like the master we have long known him to be.'
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The Sunday Post
...a classical cool bistro jazz sound.
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Northern Echo
...nice to welcome his first disc...
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BBC Music Magazine
.All the performances are excellent, but "Afterthought", with its moody resonances, passionate flugelhorn and eloquent guitar, is a gem..
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The Herald
Album of the Week
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BOZ
a stunning debut album...
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