"No clarinetist of [Ken] Peplowski's generation plays the instrument better than he does" - Chip Deffaa, The New York Post & Entertainment Weekly
With a fascinatingly colorful and eclectic collection of compositions spanning eight decades, and inspired guest appearances by fellow clarinetists - including traditional jazz master Kenny Davern and avant- garde disciple Marty Ehrlich - Ken Peplowski's Grenadilla may well be his most exciting recording to date. A master of both the clarinet and of the myriad of musical styles encompassing the history of the instrument in jazz, it takes a Ken Peplowski to so naturally merge into a cohesive whole, such eclectic music and seemingly disparate musicians, showing us not only the thread that runs through the history of the jazz clarinet, but also exciting glimpses into its future.
Selected tracks featured on Concord Records' in- store-play CD sampler Full promo servicing to entertainment, music, jazz and clarinet/saxophone publications Full promo servicing to jazz radio National print advertising includes Down Beat, Jazziz, JazzTimes and Jazz Educators journal
FEATURING: Ken Peplowski - clarinet; Ben Aronov - piano; Greg Cohen - bass; Chuck Redd - drums and special guests: Howard Alden - acoustic & electric guitars; Kenny Davern - clarinet; Marty Ehrlich - clarinet, bass clarinet; J.D. Parran - contrabass clarinet; Scott Robinson - alto clarinet