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Ken Peplowski in Concert

Julian Joseph presents clarinet and saxophone virtuoso Ken Peplowski in concert at London's Vortex Jazz Club. Including music from Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk.

Ken Peplowski in concert with the Rhythm section of the BBC Big Band
The late Mel Torme'said, "Since the advent of Benny Goodman,there have been too few clarinettists to fill the void that Goodman left. Ken Peplowski is most certainly one of those few. The man is magic. The NewYork Times pronounced a concert of Ken's "Goodman straight up, with a twist of lightning".
With such notices to his name Ken plays an exclusive gig for Jazz Line-Up with the rhythm section of the BBC Big Band. Robin Aspland, piano. Sam Burgess, bass and Tom Gordon drums in an extraordinary virtuosic performance on both clarinet and tenor saxophone where he playes tunes from Cannonball Adderley, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • The Great Wee Band, with Stan Sulzmann

    New Rhumba

    Performers: Henry Lowther (Trumpet), Jim Mullen (Guitar), Dave Green (Double Bass), Stu Butterfield (Drums), Stan Sulzmann (Sax) Composer: Ahmad Jamal

    • Light Blue.
    • Trio Records TR589.
  • Christian McBride

    Baubles, Bangles and Beads

    Performers: Christian McBride (Double Bass), Roy Hargrove (Trumpet) Composer: George Forrest, Robert Wright

    • Conversations with Christian.
    • Mack Avenue MAC 1051.
  • Carmen Lundy

    Sleeping Alone

    Composer: Carmen Lundy

    • Changes.
    • Afrasia 13732.
  • The Ken Peplowski Quintet

    Come's Love

    Performers: Ken Peplowski (Sax), Robin Aspland (Piano), Sam Burgess (Bass), Tom Gordon (Drums) Composer: Samuel Stept BBC Recording, recorded at The Vortex, London on Monday 24th October 2011.

  • The Ken Peplowski Quartet

    Wabash

    Performers: Ken Peplowski (Sax), Robin Aspland (Piano), Sam Burgess (Bass), Tom Gordon (Drums) Composer: Cannonball Adderley BBC Recording, recorded at The Vortex, London on Monday 24th October 2011.

  • The Ken Peplowski Quartet

    Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

    Performers: Ken Peplowski (Clarinet), Robin Aspland (Piano), Sam Burgess (Bass), Tom Gordon (Drums) Composer: Harry Berris BBC Recording, recorded at The Vortex, London on Monday 24th October 2011.

  • The Ken Peplowski Quartet

    Spring Is Here

    Performers: Ken Peplowski (Sax), Robin Aspland (Piano), Sam Burgess (Bass), Tom Gordon (Drums) Composer: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart BBC Recording, recorded at The Vortex, London on Monday 24th October 2011.

  • The Ken Peplowski Quartet

    Um a Zero

    Performers: Ken Peplowski (Clarinet), Robin Aspland (Piano), Sam Burgess (Bass), Tom Gordon (Drums) Composer: Pixinguinha BBC Recording, recorded at The Vortex, London on Monday 24th October 2011.

  • The Owl Ensemble

    Shall We Dance

    Composer: Olivia Moore

    • Owl.
    • Love Label Records LLR 001.

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