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“Strong, clean playing performed with control and a sense of commitment, thoughtfully constructed compositions and arrangements, and high quality production, make this a very enjoyable album which should not be passed up.” PERCUSSIVE NOTES

“Piltzecker’s an accomplished vibist with a bit of Latin music in his heart.” CASHBOX



Ted Piltzecker, vibraphone, percussion, piano
Andy Simpkins, bass
Jack Wilkins, guitars
Ted Moore, drums, percussion


• Anymore Nectar?(6:14)
• Pesos, Besos (3:17)
• Toys (5:40)
• Stepping Out (4;39)
• Ashcroft (4:54)
• Homesick (5:10)
• Columbus Avenue Strut (4:34)
• Here’s That Rainy Day -(5:15) [solo vibes]

All compositions written and arranged by Ted Piltzecker (Corner Mushroom Music, ASCAP) except “Here’s That Rainy Day” by Jimmy van Heusen and Johnny Burke (Burke and van Heusen, ASCAP)

Executive producer, William E. McEuen, Aspen Recording Society
Produced by Bob Edwards and Ted Piltzecker
Engineer: Bob Edwards
Recorded and mixed at the Aspen Studio
Mastered by Mike Reese at the Mastering Lab, Hollywood, CA
Photography: Jeffrey Aaronson
Thanks to Susan, John Brechler, the Musicians, Bill Harris, Bob Edwards,
and to Bill McEuen for making it happen.
Copyright (P&C) Corner Mushroom Music
Ted Piltzecker plays Mussier vibraphones

Our destination on this album was a wonderful recording studio tucked into a mountain with vast sky and jagged peaks as a view. Andy Simpkins’ journey there was a circuitous one. He is the classic well-travelled bassist with whom I shared the bandstand and the bus as we zigzagged the country with the Shearing Quintet. Jack Wilkins arrived via our association in New York, where jazz clubs are regularly graced by his accomplished presence. Ted Moore and I first crossed paths at the Eastman School. He then detoured to the Rio Symphony and to the world music of Paul Winter before joining us at this session. Co-producing was skillful Bob Edwards, who was destined to keep us all laughing. The music reflects travel destinations – ranging from the ghost town “Ashcroft” to New York’s Columbus Avenue – as well as a few meanderings enroute. T.P.

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