The Ken Peplowski Quintet – The Natural Touch

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“Ken Peplowski has been one of the most consistent performers in the “new mainstream” movement of the 1990s. Whether playing his fluent clarinet or warm tenor, Peplowski sounds quite comfortable as a creative swing player. As usual, this date with pianist Ben Aronov, guitarist Frank Vignola, bassist Murray Wall and drummer Tom Helito includes a couple more recent tunes (including Thelonious Monk’s “Evidence” and originals by Aronov and Vignola), but it is the swing standards (such as “The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else,” “Evenin’,” and “I Thought About You”) that are most memorable” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:

1 I’ll Close My Eyes 4:56
2 One I Love 6:03
3 Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry 5:26
4 Evidence 4:58
5 Evenin’ 4:34
6 You Never Know 3:36
7 You Must Believe In Spring 4:19
8 Flunk Blues 4:23
9 Circle Of Threes 4:53
10 My Buddy 5:28
11 How Deep Is The Ocean? 5:01
12 Say It Isn’t So 5:17
13 I Thought About You 5:07

Bass – Murray Wall
Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Ken Peplowski
Drums – Tom Melito
Guitar – Frank Vignola
Piano – Ben Aronov

Label: Concord Jazz – CCD-4517
Format: CD, Album
Released: 1992
Recorded: January 14, 1992 & January 15, 1992
Studio: Penny Lane Studios, New York, NY