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Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section [Bonus Track]
     

Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section [Bonus Track]

by Art Pepper
 

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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,

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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 a hard-edged, running-as-fast-as-he-can take of "Straight Life" really set 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. [A bonus track version was reissued in 2010.]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2010
Label:
Ojc
UPC:
0888072319929
catalogNumber:
31992
Rank:
12332

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Art Pepper   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Red Garland   Piano
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Paul Chambers   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Red Garland   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Art Pepper   Composer
Paul Chambers   Composer
Tom Delaney   Composer
Roy DuNann   Engineer
Lester Koenig   Liner Notes,Recording Producer
Nick Phillips   Reissue Producer
Cole Porter   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Neil Tesser   Liner Notes
William Claxton   Cover Photo

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