Georges Kaplan Presents... are a musical duo hailing from London's gnarled and twisting streets, who in all things take their cue from their leader Georges Kaplan.
A man of infinite mystery, very little is known about Georges’ true identity save for his love of a hot tempo and a predilection for strong bourbon. Forever on the run, with only his wits to keep him alive he always knows how to stay ahead of the game. A hustler? A master manipulator? A mere shadow? No one can say, although those who claim to know him best simply marvel at his impeccable taste and incalculable talent in outwitting any would-be detractors.
Georges Kaplan Presents... career across musical boundaries, in hot pursuit of their elusive hero. Wherever he ends up, in the deepest, dingiest dive, mingling amidst the most sophisticated soiree, or full throttle out on the open road, they ensure he is never without the song that keeps his heart beating and foot tapping. No one knows what keeps them on course on this reckless joyride into previously unexplored areas of the musical landscape. Only Georges can tell for sure; if you can catch him that is. But as far as these guys are concerned nothing is sacred and everything is fair game. The countless riches that music has to offer are there for the taking; all melted down and recast into a new sound that is all their own. Georges would accept no less and neither would they. After all, survival comes at a cost. They’re prepared to take the risk and do whatever is necessary to stay one step ahead...
'Disciples of Bohren & der Club of Gore and John Zorn's lounge-loafing exoticas would be well-advised to check out the sultry sax and keys duo Georges Kaplan Presents...'
Spencer Grady - Jazzwize Magazine
'Inevitably, to describe the journeying sounds of Georges Kaplan Presents… you cannot omit a reference to cinema, Hitchcock and film noir. However, at the same time, there are also more abrasive moments when Strange’s saxophone squawks and Barrett’s ‘Thunder Foot’ kicks up the bass and the temperament and character of the musical passage ups the ante, delivering a result nearer to the idea of ‘garage jazz’ that has been used to describe the band previously.'
Kate Trash - trashofcamden.blogspot.co.uk