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Ron Kaplan: Lounging Around

Kaplan has been recording since 1997, and this is his fifth album. It was originally recorded in ’99 and was recently remastered. In the process, two of the loveliest melodies were jettisoned: “Here’s That Rainy Day” and “In the Wee Small Hours.” They’re mentioned to give you insight into Kaplan’s taste for quality material. He is also the executive director of the American Songbook Preservation Society. There’s no doubt about his taste; the only problem is that his voice does not meet his own expectations.

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