Gerard Presencer's debut album has hit with virtuosity. Gerard writes a style that cannot be catagorized into a genre - which is contempory but does not sacrifice listening appeal to 'cleverness'. His playing is not only pleasing to the ear, but also incredibly inventive - he is not restricted by any boundaries or scales, using the trumpet to its very full potential. The standard of his band is also very high - musicians on Rhodes Piano, guitar, bass and drums do not fail to complement his playing. If you crossed Chet Baker and Chick Corea you might get a similar feel, but it would still be a long way off his unique style and calibre. Highly recommended.
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