The Ken Peplowski Big Band - Sunrise (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 382.48 Mb | 01:08:13 | Covers
Swing, Bop, Mainstream Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Arbors Records - ARCD 19458
Many contemporary big bands are all about "breaking new ground" and "exploring new pathways." Not this one. Ace clarinetist Ken Peplowski, who has performed and recorded with myriad large ensembles, at home and abroad, but has seldom led one—although he did record one other big-band album, Last Swing of the Century (Concord Jazz, 1999)—simply wants to make beautiful music, a goal he and his hand-picked corps of merry men (and one woman) easily reach on Sunrise, as they glide smoothly through a dozen numbers gleaned from the Great American Songbook and elsewhere.