Seems Like I know You


  
Seems Like I know You


A five-song EP of original and cover pop jazz songs Accomplished pianist/singer/songwriter Peggy Duquesnel
has co-produced her 8th recording and her first EP Working with the legendary talents of extraordinary
keyboardist Jeff Lorber, and amazing Yellowjackets’ bassist Jimmy Haslip, together they have produced and
infused this music project with outstanding musicality. You will enjoy a taste of jazzy pop, funk, sweet ballads
and Latin arrangements that showcase four of Peggy’s original compositions. She writes beautiful melodies with solid,
memorable hooks. Also included is a Carpenter classic, a cover song guaranteed to please. Seems Like I know You,
the title tune, proffers a rich melody, lush production and lyrical storytelling.

Peggy Duquesnel

Peggy Duquesnel – Vocals / Piano
Jeff Lorber – Keyboards / Engineer
Jimmy Haslip – Bass
Rick Braun – Trumpet / Flugel Horn
Michael Thompson – Guitar
Dee Dee McNeil & Bill Cantos – Background Vocals
Gary Novak, Tony Moore & Jimmy Branley – Drums & Percussion
Rich Breen – Mastering
Peggy Duquesnel, Jeff Lorber & Jimmy Haslip – Arrangements



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CD Release concert at Spaghettini on March 11, 2013
Peggy Duquesnel with special guests Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, Tony Moore & Dee Dee McNeil

In the studio recording the new CD.
Gary Novak & Peggy
Peggy, Bill Cantos & Jeff Lorber
Jimmy Haslip & Peggy
Jeff Lorber & Peggy
Press Quotes:

“Seems Like I Know You” Album Release (2013)

“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).
Duquensel continues to move forward in presenting music gentle on your mind.”
– George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly (Jun 20, 2013)

“This project is a thoroughly enjoyable offering, and if I wore a hat, I’d certainly be taking it off to
Peggy and friends. High marks for arrangements and production as well. ”
“The 5 track EP is somewhat of a departure from Peggy’s Jazz and inspirational repertoire,
demonstrating that the lady can deliver on any level she chooses.”
– Michele Wilson-Morris, The Entertainment Bank (May 03, 2013)

“With mad skills and a great attitude, Duquesnel is a stock whose arrow is pointing straight up.
Duquesnel has some killer skill sets as a contemporary singer songwriter and along the way has
got to know the great Jeff Lorber and Jimmy Haslip for co-production help in Seems Like I Know
You. Peggy Duquesnel wrote or co wrote four tunes including the the first radio single “When I
Think Of You” which is a little R&B nasty kicked up a notch with horn powered depth of Rick Braun
on trumpet and flugelhorn. From a vocal standpoint think “Sunday morning jazz” and you have
Peggy nailed. Another gem from this release includes “That’s How It Aways Goes” with Haslip’s
bass turning a melancholy sonic sea into an optimistic adventure with the closing tune in a tasty
cover of the Carpenter’s “Rainy Days and Monday'” Duquesnel has a voice as smooth and easy as
Sunday morning coffee and the talents of Lorber and Haslip certainly speak for themselves.”
– Brent Black, Critical Jazz (Mar 31, 2013)

“One truly admirable piece of art.”
“Relaxing and exhilarating at the same time, Duquesnel is a double threat. She can either nab you
with her gentle vocals or her suave and competent work on piano.”
“The magnetism of the subtle and well-arranged finale “Bird on a Leash” is, at once, seductive and
classy with Lorber on guitar and Braun’s trumpet complementing the vocals and piano of
Duquesnel.”
Lorber co-wrote track two, “When I Think of You,” with Duquesnel, a light and snappy number featuring Duquesnel’s serene vocals, Lorber on guitar, the smooth soothing groove of guest
trumpeter Rick Braun, and the thick runs of bassist Haslip. The cover of the 1971 Carpenters
melodically sweet tune “Rainy Days and Mondays” shows off Duquesnel’s vocals and piano skills
handsomely.”
Ronald Jackson, Smooth Jazz Ride (Apr 05, 2013)