Kenny Davern - Ken Peplowski: The Jazz KENNection
Arbors RecordsARCD: 19246
Ken Peplowski, alto saxophone, clarinet
Howard Alden, guitar
John Bunch, piano
Greg Cohen, bass
Tony DeNicola, drums
"The warmth and guile that the two Kens show underline the fact that they both possess that elusive quality that jazz musicians call "time" - the ability to impart a swinging impetus to every phrase they play. Great though the solos are on these recordings, it is the interplay between the two K's that elevates the session to heights way above the norm. The surging chases they create are filled with a spirit and invention that is guaranteed to restore the faith of anyone who feels that swinging jazz is losing ground. The music that this group plays has a blend of feeling, rhythm and spontaneity that will never date."
—John Chilton, British trumpeter who divides his time between leading his own touring band, The Feetwarmers, and writing about jazz. His books include The Who's Who of Jazz, and biographies of Louis Armstrong, Henry Allen, Sidney Bechet, Bob Crosby, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday and Louis Jordan.
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