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Ted Piltzecker: "Vibes On A Breath"


While vibraphonist Ted Piltzecker's name is on the marque, his is a light tough and this is a team effort with four horns upfront on a sweet collection of tunes by Oliver Nelson, Hoagy Carmichael, Lee Konitz and Miles Davis among others (plus three originals). George Harris wrote on Jazz Weekly, "The team charges and jabs along with [Wil] Swindler's baritone on a sleek read of Seven Steps To Heaven, and the horns get elegiac for a sublime New Orleans. [Bassist Gonzalo] Teppa leads the way around the chirping horns on It Could Happen To You, and West Coast Cool is nifty around [Paul] Romaine's crisp brushes for a Subconscious Lee that has vibes and bass clarinet mano a mano. [Trumpeter Brad] Goode's muted horn gives a film noir feel to the bluesy We'll Get Through This and even [Judith] Leclair's bassoon gets into the act with a rich and sophisticated Bus. Pilzecker's tendency is to guide and blend, not to overrun, and it works well on this sublime mix of pastels." Another keeper to return to.

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