Jazz Quartet on SACD!
While well known amongst serious jazz fans in the U.S., the talented Ken Peplowski had been relatively unknown in Japan, until Tetsuo Hara of Venus Records introduced him with the smash hit "Memories of You" in 2006. It received not only the Gold Disc recognition, but was also awarded the Best Engineered Album in 2006 by Swing Journal. Its audiophile credentials were further enhanced when Jazz Critique Magazine chose it as the Third Best Sounding Jazz Disc of 2006.
Ken Peplowski has recorded approximately 50 CDs as a soloist, and close to 400 as a sideman some of the artists he's performed/recorded with include Charlie Byrd, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, Hank Jones, Peggy Lee, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Benny Goodman, and Madonna. He travels at least half of every year, playing clubs, concert halls, colleges, and pops concerts. He has headlined the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note, and Dizzy's Club amongst many other venues.
In 2014, Ken was the recipient of the Sarasota Jazz Festival's "Satchmo" award, given to him for his "unique and enduring contribution to the living history of jazz". Ken was also given a "Highlights In Jazz" concert in NYC honoring him for "his matchless musical achievements".
"Ken Peplowski is arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist." -Russell Davies, BBC2 August 2013
"Mr. Peplowski sounds the way (Benny) Goodman might if he had kept evolving, kept on listening to new music, kept refining his sound, polishing his craft, and expanding his musical purview into the 21st century." -Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, December 2012
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Single-Layer SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!
• Made in Japan
Ken Peplowski, clarinet, tenor sax
Ole Kock Hansen, piano
Hans Backenroth, bass
Kristian Leth, drums
1. Petite Fleur
2. Blue Bossa
4. My Man
6. Here's To Life
7. Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
8. If You Are But A Dream
9. So In Love
10. I'm A Fool To Want You
12. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
Recorded at Mill Factory Studios in Copenhagen on November 21 and 21, 2018