My ABSOLUTELY Last Words on Benny Goodman!

So, here's an interview that reedman Jesse Cloninger did with me in 2013. He asked really pertinent and interesting questions about Benny Goodman and my experiences and observations about him. It's increasingly more difficult to come up with variations on my answers to interviewers' questions like "What was Benny Goodman like"; the more indolent journalists just give me a "So, tell me about Benny Goodman" and want me to write the story for them....This article really answers pretty much everything that I feel is important about Benny!

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Ken Peplowski
Swinging' With Peps.....

“I first heard Ken Peplowski some 30 years ago when I purchased his 2nd album as a leader, Sonny Side. I was blown away by his clarinet virtuosity (“Ring Dem Bells”) and his beautiful approach on tenor sax (“Bright Moments”). His very different approaches to sound and styles on these instruments is rare among great clarinet/sax players and led me to stay abreast of his recordings and development.”

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Ken Peplowski
A Couple Of Things

First of all, I want to thank everyone who voted for me! Once again, for the sixth year running, I’ve won the Down Beat Readers’ Poll in the “Best Musician In His Price Range” category! I couldn’t be more proud than if I had great paying work! Here’s to 2013….

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Ken Peplowski