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Art Pepper: The Return Of (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)Art Pepper: The Return Of (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)

Limited edition 180g pressing.  


Price:  £22.99 


Art Pepper: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
Are you ready for an assault on Pepper!? AVID Jazz here presents four classic Art Pepper albums on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. ‘The Return Of Art Pepper’, ‘Modern Art’, ‘Quartet’ and ‘Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section’ which is heard here for the first time in a natural stereo soundstage.

Art Pepper was born in Gardena, California in 1925 and started his musical career playing the clarinet at age 9. However the young lad was extremely unhappy with this instrument and by age 12 and to the benefit of all jazz fans he had moved on to the alto sax! Early idols included Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Muggsy Spanier and he would be influenced by Lester Young, Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster from whom he would discover his love of the great jazz ballad . Known primarily as being from the West Coast Cool School as featured on three of our albums, we are delighted to include the classic ‘Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section’ where Art is joined by three East Coasters, namely Miles Davis’ old rhythm section Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.

All four albums have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest sound quality ever! (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 

Art Pepper: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Art Pepper: The Way It Was ! (CD: Contemporary- US Import)Art Pepper: The Way It Was ! (CD: Contemporary- US Import)
When The Way It Was! was issued in 1972, Art Pepper's fans were surprised and pleased to discover that 16 years before, he had recorded with the enigmatic, underrated tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh. The four pieces on which they collaborated were among both men's best work of the mid-Fifties. To complete the album Contemporary added previously unissued tracks from Pepper's famous encounters with two great Miles Davis rhythm sections and a 1960 Pepper performance of "Autumn Leaves" that he regarded as one of his best solos. Pepper's own liner notes present his typically trenchant evaluations of the music and the players. (Fantasy, Inc.) 


Price:  £15.49 


Art Pepper: Meets The Rhythm Section (CD: Contemporary)
'A great example of how an experienced professional (despite being spectacularly untogether at the time) can not only survive but thrive in fast company, namely Miles Davis' trio of Garland, Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.' (The Rough Guide To Jazz)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf  


Price:  £9.99 

Art Pepper: Meets The Rhythm Section (CD: Contemporary)


Art Pepper: Gettin' Together (CD: Contemporary- US Import)Art Pepper: Gettin' Together (CD: Contemporary- US Import)
 


Price:  £15.49 


Art Pepper: Intensity (CD: Contemporary)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Art Pepper: Intensity (CD: Contemporary)


Art Pepper: Smack Up (CD: Contemporary- US Import)Art Pepper: Smack Up (CD: Contemporary- US Import)
Art Pepper left a legacy of innumerable appearances on records, but his sessions for Contemporary always seemed to find him in the best company and in the best shape. Here his impassioned alto sax is appropriately applied to the compositions of six saxophonists, among them Benny Carter, Ornette Coleman, and Pepper himself. The presence of Jack Sheldon in a rare performance as a small-group trumpeter was another stimulating factor in the album's success. (Fantasy, Inc.) 


Price:  £15.49 


Art Pepper: The Trip (CD: Contemporary- US Import)

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Art Pepper: No Limit (CD: Contemporary)
No longer making a comeback, in 1977 Art Pepper had firmly reinstalled himself on the jazz scene. He was playing with all of his old facility and a new depth of expression born out of the pain of his ruinous years and the joy of his personal and artistic rebirth. No Limit found Pepper once again in the company of the rapidly developing young pianist George Cables, who had been so important to the success of The Trip (OJC-410). Pepper and Cables were to make ten more albums together over the next few years. Drummer Carl Burnett, another of Pepper's favorites, was on the date along with the powerful bassist Tony Dumas. The session included a moving performance of "Ballad of the Sad Young Men" and the Latin abandon of "Mambo de la Pinta," with Pepper overdubbing a wild chase on tenor and alto. (Concord Jazz) 


Price:  £9.99 

Art Pepper: No Limit (CD: Contemporary)


Art Pepper Quintet: Live At Donte's 1968 (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)Art Pepper Quintet: Live At Donte's 1968 (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £19.99 


Art Pepper: Living Legend (CD: Contemporary- US Import)
 


Price:  £15.49 

Art Pepper: Living Legend (CD: Contemporary- US Import)


Art Pepper: One September Afternoon (CD: Contemporary)Art Pepper: One September Afternoon (CD: Contemporary)
For several months prior to this session, Art had been preparing for his dream-come-true strings date, Winter Moon. Then he did it, stunningly and quickly–in two days. On the third day, satisfied and happy, the band returned to the studio, sans strings, and jammed. Stanley Cowell and Cecil McBee, master musicians, had proved their empathy with Art about a year earlier when they'd recorded the critically acclaimed Art Pepper Today. Carl Burnett, Art's favorite drummer, was his steady sideman, and the sublime Howard Roberts, a bonus holdover from the string session, sat in on two tunes. This is a deft, pretty, gleeful album. The pressure was off. This was the party. (Concord Jazz) 


Price:  £9.99 


Art Pepper: Straight Life (CD: Galaxy- US Import)
Timed for release at the same time as his painfully honest autobiography of the same name, Straight Life put Art Pepper together with three distinguished musicians who supported him with attentiveness and driving power. Drummer Billy Higgins had recorded with Pepper before. But pianist Tommy Flanagan had not. Nor, oddly, had bassist Red Mitchell, despite his and Pepper's both having been prominent on the California scene of the 1950s. Regardless, they all spoke the same musical language and did so on this date with rare eloquence. Included is Pepper's intricate "Make a List, Make a Wish" and new versions of two of his 1950s compositions, "Surf Ride" and "Straight Life." The compact disc contains an extra track, "Long Ago and Far Away." (Fantasy, Inc.) 


Price:  £15.49 

Art Pepper: Straight Life (CD: Galaxy- US Import)


Art Pepper: Among Friends (CD: JazzLips)Art Pepper: Among Friends (CD: JazzLips)
Contains Art Pepper’s complete quartet album ‘Among Friends’ (1978) - originally on the Discovery label - featuring underrated drum giant Frank Butler, and pianist par excellence Russ Freeman, who hadn’t made a jazz recording in 12 years! Plus, as a bonus, all three tracks featuring Art Pepper from the March 23, 1982 quintet session with pianist George Cables and tenor saxophonist Joe Farrell. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £12.99 

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