Feeling Of Jazz CD (1999)

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Label Arbors Records
SKU 60298500
UPC 780941119527
UPC 14 00780941119527
Format CD
Release Date 4/6/1999
Author Newsom/Peplowski
Associated Artist/Work Maricle, Sherrie
Technical Info
Engineer Malcolm Addey; Scott Young
Producer Rachel Domber; Mat Domber; Rachel Domber; Mat Domber
CatalogID ARCD 19195
Lable Name Arbors
Released 03/29/1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 70m : 35s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00780941119527
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Tommy Newsom, Ken Peplowski (tenor saxophone); Ben Aronov (piano); Mike Peters (guitar); Greg Cohen (bass); Chuck Redd (drums).
Personnel: Tommy Newsom (tenor saxophone); Tommy Newsom; Greg Cohen (bass guitar); Mike Peters (guitar); Ken Peplowski (tenor saxophone); Benny Aronov (piano); Chuck Redd (drums).
Audio Mixer: Malcolm Addey.
Liner Note Author: Arnold Jay Smith.
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (10/14/1997-10/15/1997).
Photographer: Enid Farber.
This is a pairing of two tenor saxophonists not known for their work on that instrument. Tommy Newsom played mostly alto in the Tonight Show Big Band, while Peplowski is a prominent clarinetist, with his own groups and with Mel Torm?. Together they play delightful mainstream jazz, mostly standards, in as mellifluous a manner as one could ever need. Consistent throughout, in instrumentation and musical stance, they trade melodies in riffs like good conversation, play beautifully in unison, and are respectful in not stepping on toes. Newsom is quite direct and forward, clipping off bebop phrases with precision and dexterity. Peplowski adds wisps of air to his solos, deft, meaningful, a bit staggered at times. Both are undeniably swinging, and the complementary underpinnings of large-body acoustic guitarist Mike Peters and economical yet simmering pianist Ben Aronov give the frontmen plenty of space to freewheel at will. The title track and Buck Clayton's "It's Sand Man" show the sextet at its cooperative best, while each tenor gets individual space -- Newsom with rhythm section on the poignant "Skylark," Peplowski during a tender version of "I'll Close My Eyes." There's some Ellington, Irving Berlin, a take on Horace Silver's "Opus de Funk," and a little wailing on "Lover, Come Back to Me," as well as an Aronov original among the 11 selections. Newsom and Peplowski are clearly having a good time. They perfectly represent the feeling of true partnership on this professional set of delightful classic jazz. Highly recommended. ~ Michael G. Nastos
Professional Reviews
JazzTimes (1-2/00, pp.115-6) - "...if frequent excursions into the altissimo register, squawking multiphonics, and mind-numbing, assault-gun-like rapidity of notes presently constitute your definition of saxophone artistry, prepare to have your tastes broadened..."
Disc 1
1 Only A Rose
2 Feeling Of Jazz, The
3 Too Late Now
4 Benny's Pennies
5 All Alone
6 Skylark
7 Titter Pipes
8 It's Sand, Man!
9 I'll Close My Eyes
10 Opus De Funk
11 Lover, Come Back To Me

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