Pow-Wow

Pow-Wow

by Ken Peplowski
     
 

Howard Alden and Ken Peplowski have previously appeared on a number of each other's CDs and this is hardly their first opportunity to play as a duo. Both Alden and Peplowski are equally at home in bop and swing with a vast shared repertoire between them. They are among the best on their respective instruments, with intuitive minds that work together in daring jointly… See more details below

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Howard Alden and Ken Peplowski have previously appeared on a number of each other's CDs and this is hardly their first opportunity to play as a duo. Both Alden and Peplowski are equally at home in bop and swing with a vast shared repertoire between them. They are among the best on their respective instruments, with intuitive minds that work together in daring jointly improvised flights. Alden switched to playing seven-string electric guitar a number of years prior to these 2006 sessions after playing with fellow masters George Van Eps and Bucky Pizzarelli, gaining the ability to play a bassline with the extra string. Peplowski is a solid tenor saxophonist and a lyrical clarinetist. With Peplowski on clarinet, they come up with an extended, humorous rendition of "Did I Remember" and offer a creative interpretation of Bud Powell's still demanding "Tempus Fugit." Pianist Bill Evans' "Very Early" was often played by its composer at a brisk tempo during the latter part of his career, but the duo chose a relaxed setting to better showcase this lovely waltz. Peplowski switches to tenor sax for several songs, including a pair of Joe Puma compositions "Pow Wow" (a thinly disguised "Cherokee" and the exotic Brazilian/Latin flavored "Bossango"), a lush take of "The Things We Did Last Summer," and a swinging "Dream Dancing." Alden is heard unaccompanied for the forgotten Eastwood Lane chestnut "The Land of the Loon."

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2008
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941134025
catalogNumber:
19340
Rank:
143304

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ken Peplowski   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Howard Alden   Guitar

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Howard Alden   Audio Production
Ken Peplowski   Audio Production
Bud Powell   Composer
Joe Puma   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
William Tyers   Composer
Ross Firestone   Liner Notes
Eastwood Lane   Composer

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