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Gerard Presencer - Platypus - Northern Echo


30 July 1998
Northern Echo
Peter Bevan

Having seen and heard Gerard with Peter King, Don Weller and Stan Tracey it's nice to welcome his first disc under his own name. Gerard plays flugelhorn throughout and he also wrote all eight tunes (although Still Moanin' sounds close to the original). He's supported by Jason Rebello on piano and guitarist John Parricelli with Andy Cleyndert and Jeremy Stacey.
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