Art of the Ballad

Art of the Ballad

by Art Pepper
     
 

Fantasy's The Art of the Ballad series continues with a chronologically wide-ranging look at Art Pepper's way with standard tunes, splitting time almost equally between the two divisions of his career and striking emotional gold frequently. As good as the Contemporary label recordings from 1956 to 1960 are, Pepper'sSee more details below

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Fantasy's The Art of the Ballad series continues with a chronologically wide-ranging look at Art Pepper's way with standard tunes, splitting time almost equally between the two divisions of his career and striking emotional gold frequently. As good as the Contemporary label recordings from 1956 to 1960 are, Pepper's passionate, heart-stopping playing on the 1977-1982 selections from Galaxy simply put them deep in the shade; heard side by side, the earlier dates sound almost lightweight. The disc indulges in two selections from Pepper's string album Winter Moon (the title track and "Blues in the Night," where Pepper muses on the clarinet), but the emotional rush that they produce is worth the extra emphasis. There is also a spectacularly nuanced "You Go to My Head" from this period, live at the Village Vanguard, and two duets with George Cables from a month and a half before Pepper's death. Everything here is already out on CD; there is nothing from the peak late-period album Straight Life, and the sequencing is catch-as-catch-can, but this sampler is potent enough to give newcomers to Art Pepper a depth charge.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/1998
Label:
Prestige
UPC:
0025218311021
catalogNumber:
11010
Rank:
88014

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Art Pepper   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Frank Butler   Drums
George Cables   Piano
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Stanley Cowell   Piano
Red Garland   Piano
Herb Geller   Alto Saxophone
Bill Holman   Conductor
Elvin Jones   Drums
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Mel Lewis   Drums
Warne Marsh   Tenor Saxophone
Cecil McBee   Bass
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Ronnie Ball   Piano
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Dolo Coker   Piano
Bob Enevoldsen   Tenor Saxophone,Valve Trombone
Pete Jolly   Piano
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Med Flory   Baritone Saxophone
Patrice Anderson   Violin
Carl Burnette   Drums
Paul Chambers   Bass
Audrey DeSilva   Violin
Clifton Foster   Violin
Gary Frommer   Drums
Stephen Gehl   Violin
Elisabeth Gibson   Violin
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Jack Sheldon   Trumpet
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Marty Paich   Conductor
Greg Mazmanian   Violin
George Mraz   Bass
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
Terry Adams   Cello

Technical Credits

George Cables   Contributor
Conte Candoli   Contributor
Red Garland   Contributor
Bill Holman   Arranger
Elvin Jones   Contributor
Philly Joe Jones   Contributor
Wynton Kelly   Contributor
Mel Lewis   Contributor
Cecil McBee   Contributor
Pete Candoli   Contributor
Carl Burnette   Contributor
Paul Chambers   Contributor
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Gary Frommer   Contributor
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Lester Koenig   Producer
Marty Paich   Arranger
Ed Michel   Producer
George Mraz   Contributor
Laurie Pepper   Producer
Joe Tarantino   Remastering
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction

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