Ken Peplowski Quartet – Petite Fleur (2019) [Japan]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:04 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,62 GB
or FLAC Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,46 GB
The Ken Peplowski quartet, consisting of Olel Kock Hansen, Hans Backenroth and Kristian Leth, perform eight jazz tunes including “Blue Bossa”, “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing”, and “What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life”.
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”.
01. Petite Fleur
02. Blue Bossa
04. My Man
06. Here’s To Life
07. Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
08. If You Are But A Dream
09. So In Love
10. I’m A Fool To Want You
12. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
Ken Peplowski – clarinet, tenor sax
Ole Kock Hansen – piano
Hans Backenroth – bass
Kristian Leth – drums
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by Boe Larsen.
Recorded on November 20-21, 2018 at MillFactory Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-338.