Peggy Duquesnel: Seems Like I Know You

Pianist/vocalist and composer Peggy Duquesnel releases a 5 song ep here that mixes gentle pop and jazz with some of the best LA cats around. Along with Jeff Lorber/key, Jimmy Haslip/b, Rick Braun/tp-fh, Michael Thompson and a collection of background vocalists and drummers, she displays excellent depth in lyrics about intriguing aspects of relationships. Her warm and reassuring voice gently glides over the title track, while a funky feel permeates through “When I Think of You” and “Bird on a Leash” (which also features some nice horn work by Braun). An intriguing reading of the pop standard “Rainy Days and Mondays” includes an embracing vocal choir chanting through the material, making the song almost anthematic. Duquensel continues to move forward in presenting music gentle on your mind.

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