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The Optimist

Gerard Presencer

The Optimist

AKD 166 (Linn Records)
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Compact Disc

$22.00

CD Quality

FLAC 16bit 44.1kHz 308.9MB $13.00

CD Quality

ALAC 16bit 44.1kHz 315.3MB $13.00

MP3

MP3 320k 44.1kHz 114.5MB $11.00
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1
Blah De Blah

Blah De Blah

Band Gerard Presencer - flugel horn, Jeremy Stacey - drums & programming, percussion, John Parricelli - guitar, Orlando le Fleming - bass, Miles Bould - percussion, Jim Watson - fender rhodes
Writer Gerard Presencer
5:58 Play $3.40
2
Dr Jekyll

Dr Jekyll

Band Gerard Presencer - flugel horn, Jeremy Stacey - drums & programming John Parricelli - guitar, Miles Bould - percussion, Jim Watson - fender rhodes, Laurence Cottle - bass
Writer Gerard Presencer
7:03 Play $3.40
3
Nothing Changes

Nothing Changes

Band Gerard Presencer - trumpet & flugel horn, Jeremy Stacey - drums & programming, John Parricelli - guitar, Orlando le Fleming - bass, Miles Bould - percussion, Jim Watson - fender rhodes, Heavy Horns - brass
Guest Artist Jacqueline Dankworth - vocals
Writer Gerard Presencer
6:53 Play $3.40
4
The Optimist

The Optimist

Band Gerard Presencer - trumpet & flugel horn, Jeremy Stacey - drums & programming, John Parricelli - guitar, Miles Bould - percussion, Jim Watson - fender rhodes, Laurence Cottle - bass
Writer Gerard Presencer
7:07 Play $3.40
5
And If I Told You

And If I Told You

Band Gerard Presencer - flugel horn & hammond, Jeremy Stacey - drums & percussion, Orlando le Fleming - bass, Graham Harvey - piano
Writer Gerard Presencer
7:14 Play $3.40
6
Patchy Sunshine

Patchy Sunshine

Band Gerard Presencer - flugel horn, Jeremy Stacey - drums & programming, John Parricelli - guitar, Orlando le Fleming - bass, Miles Bould - percussion, Jim Watson - fender rhodes
Writer Gerard Presencer
6:21 Play $3.40
7
Countdown

Countdown

Band Gerard Presencer - flugel horn, Jeremy Stacey - drums & programming, John Parricelli - guitar, Miles Bould - percussion, Jim Watson - fender rhodes
Writer John Coltrane
9:21 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 50 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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'Young British hornplayer Gerard Presencer continues to fulfil his early promise by updating Donald Byrd's thing' (BBC Music Magazine).

The SACD layer is a 2-channel Stereo SACD only.

Download includes - cover art

Produced by Jeremy Stacey

This recording is also available in HDCD on AKD 069.

Gerard Presencer with Platypus

Gerard Presencer - flugel horn
Jeremy Stacey - drums, programming, percussion
John Parricelli - guitar
Orlando Le Fleming - bass
Miles Bould - percussion
Jim Watson - fender rhodes
Laurence Cottle - bass
Heavy Horns - brass
Graham Harvey - piano
Jeremy Brown - bass

featuring
Jacqueline Dankworth - vocals

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Jazz Review
...he plays with such feeling that he is one of the few jazz musicians playing today who can really stop even the most hardened listener in their tracks. .


BBC Music Magazine
'Young British hornplayer Gerard Presencer continues to fulfil his early promise.'
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Jazz Wise
Presencer's honey-edged flugelhorn notes swirl and sway in a downright pleasing way.


The Guardian
'A virtuoso improviser.'
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