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Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section

Art Pepper

Released on November 15, 2011 by Original Jazz Classics

Main artist: Art Pepper

Genre: Jazz

Distinctions: The Qobuz Ideal Discography (February 2013) - 4F de Télérama (May 2010)

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Album : 1 disk - 10 tracks Total length : 00:50:45

  1. 1 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (Album Version)

    Cole Porter, ComposerLyricist - Art Pepper, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2010 Concord Music Group Inc.

  2. 2 Red Pepper Blues (Album Version)

    Art Pepper, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Red Garland, Composer Copyright : ℗ 2010 Concord Music Group Inc.

  3. 3 Imagination (Album Version)

    Johnny Burke, Author - Jimmy Van Heusen, Composer - Art Pepper, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2010 Concord Music Group Inc.

  4. 4 Waltz Me Blues (Album Version)

    Paul Chambers, Composer - Art Pepper, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2010 Concord Music Group Inc.

  5. 5 Straight Life (Album Version)

    Art Pepper, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2010 Concord Music Group Inc.

  6. 6 Jazz Me Blues (Album Version)

    Art Pepper, MainArtist - Tom Delaney, Composer Copyright : ℗ 2010 Concord Music Group Inc.

  7. 7 Tin Tin Deo (Album Version)

    Chano Pozo, ComposerLyricist - Art Pepper, MainArtist - Walter G. Fuller, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2010 Concord Music Group Inc.

  8. 8 Star Eyes (Album Version)

    Gene DePaul, ComposerLyricist - Don Raye, ComposerLyricist - Art Pepper, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2010 Concord Music Group Inc.

  9. 9 Birk's Works (Album Version)

    Dizzy Gillespie, Composer - Art Pepper, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2010 Concord Music Group Inc.

  10. 10 The Man I Love (Album Version)

    George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Author - Art Pepper, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2010 Concord Music Group Inc.

About

By the time of this, Art Pepper's tenth recording as a leader, he was making his individual voice on the alto saxophone leave the cozy confines of his heroes Charlie Parker and Lee Konitz. Joining the Miles Davis rhythm section of pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones made the transformation all that more illuminating. It's a classic east meets west, cool plus hot but never lukewarm combination that provides many bright moments for the quartet during this exceptional date from that great year in music, 1957. A bit of a flip, loosened but precise interpretation of the melody on "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" gets the ball rolling, followed by a "Bags Groove" parallel with "Red Pepper Blues," and a delicate, atypical treatment of "Imagination." A compositional collaboration of Pepper and Chambers on the quick "Waltz Me Blues" and hard-edged, running-as-fast-as-he-can take of "Straight Life" really sets the gears whirring. Philly Joe Jones is a great bop drummer, no doubt, one of the all-time greats with Kenny Clarke and Max Roach. His crisp Latin-to-swing pace for "Tin Tin Deo" deserves notice, masterful in its creation and seamlessness. Pepper makes a typical "Star Eyes" brighter, and he goes into a lower octave tone, more like a tenor, for "Birks Works" and the bonus track "The Man I Love." It's clear he has heard his share of Stan Getz in this era. Though Art Pepper played with many a potent trio, this one inspires him to the maximum, and certainly makes for one of his most substantive recordings after his initial incarcerations, and before his second major slip into the deep abyss of drug addiction. ~ Michael G. Nastos

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