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High Standards
     

High Standards

by Ron Kaplan
 
Ron Kaplan has a pleasing voice, the ability to swing and his fairly basic improvising is sometimes reminiscent of Ernie Andrews and (from the female side) Ernestine Anderson, a slightly R&B-ish approach that can be soulful. The singer is assisted on this CD by pianist Smith

Overview

Ron Kaplan has a pleasing voice, the ability to swing and his fairly basic improvising is sometimes reminiscent of Ernie Andrews and (from the female side) Ernestine Anderson, a slightly R&B-ish approach that can be soulful. The singer is assisted on this CD by pianist Smith Dobson, bassist Stan Poplin, drummer Steve Robertson, the impressive young tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin (for four of the 11 numbers), and by tenorman Paul Kontos on "Autumn Leaves." The problem with the release is that all of the songs (which include "Summertime," "Dindi," "My Favorite Things" and "Senor Blues") have been recorded many times before and, although enjoyable, Ron Kaplan's treatments are somewhat predictable and not exactly definitive. However, this is a generally enjoyable early effort by the promising singer.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/10/2000
Label:
The Orchard
UPC:
0669910089422
catalogNumber:
894

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Performance Credits

Ron Kaplan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Smith Dobson   Piano
Paul Contos   Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Poplin   Bass
Steve Robertson   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Smith Dobson   Arranger
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Horace Silver   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Justin Mayer   Engineer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Earl Brent   Composer
Ron Kaplan   Arranger
Steve Robertson   Arranger
Steven Max Robertson   Producer

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