Essential Standards

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Essential Standards highlights OJC/Contemporary/Galaxy recordings made over the course of three decades by alto saxophonist Art Pepper. The majority of these ten tracks feature Pepper playing his main instrument, with the exception of "Move," where he switches to tenor, while picking up the clarinet for "Lover Man Oh, Where Can You Be?." These tracks emphasize Pepper's ability to make every performance his own, no matter how many times he had played them. While there is nothing here the jazz collector doesn't already own, Essential Standards provides a decent sampling for the curious listener at a mid-line price.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Essential Standards highlights OJC/Contemporary/Galaxy recordings made over the course of three decades by alto saxophonist Art Pepper. The majority of these ten tracks feature Pepper playing his main instrument, with the exception of "Move," where he switches to tenor, while picking up the clarinet for "Lover Man Oh, Where Can You Be?." These tracks emphasize Pepper's ability to make every performance his own, no matter how many times he had played them. While there is nothing here the jazz collector doesn't already own, Essential Standards provides a decent sampling for the curious listener at a mid-line price.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/2009
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 888072314276
  • Catalog Number: 31427
  • Sales rank: 3,661

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Art Pepper Primary Artist, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Frank Butler Drums
George Cables Piano
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Stanley Cowell Piano
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Russ Freeman Piano
Red Garland Piano
Billy Higgins Drums
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Richie Kamuca Tenor Saxophone
Wynton Kelly Piano
Mel Lewis Drums
Warne Marsh Tenor Saxophone
Cecil McBee Bass
Red Mitchell Bass
Ronnie Ball Piano
Dolo Coker Piano
Bob Enevoldsen Valve Trombone
Jimmy Cobb Drums
Med Flory Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Kennedy Alto Saxophone
Al Porcino Trumpet, Soloist
Patrice Anderson Violin
Paul Chambers Bass
Audrey DeSilva Violin
Clifton Foster Violin
Gary Frommer Drums
Howard Roberts Guitar
Jack Sheldon Trumpet, Soloist
Joe Mondragon Bass
Marty Paich Conductor
Greg Mazmanian Violin
Dick Nash Trombone
Sharon O'Connor Cello
Dan Smiley Violin
John Tenney Violin
Ben Tucker Bass
Emily VanValkenburgh Violin
Vincent DeRosa French Horn
Jimmy Bond Bass, Conductor
Carl Burnett Drums
Technical Credits
Denzil Best Composer
Baker Bigsby Engineer
Wally Buck Engineer
Roy DuNann Engineer
Lester Koenig Producer
Marty Paich Arranger
Ed Michel Producer
Cole Porter Composer
Bob Simpson Engineer
James Van Heusen Composer
Eden Ahbez Composer
Joe Tarantino Mastering
Abbey Anna Art Direction
Andrew Pham Art Direction
Howard Holtzer Engineer
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