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Art Pepper

SKU: LP771805

Barcode: 8436542011617

17.00 £17.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Label: Wax Time
  • Released Date: 10th September 2012
  • Buying Format:
    180g 1LP

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This is a true classic. Altoist Art Pepper is joined by an 11-piece band playing Marty Paich arrangements of a dozen jazz standards from the bop and cool jazz era. Trumpeter Jack Sheldon has a few solos, but the focus is very much on the altoist who is in peak form for this period. The CD reissue adds two additional versions of “Walkin” and one of “Donna Lee” to the original program. Throughout, Pepper sounds quite inspired by Paich’s charts which feature the band as an active part of the music rather than just in the background. Highlights of this highly enjoyable set include “Move,” “Four Brothers,” “Shaw Nuff,” “Anthropology,” and “Donna Lee,” but there is not a single throwaway track to be heard. Essential music for all serious jazz collections.

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Move
Groovin' High
Opus de Funk
Round Midnight
Four Brothers
Shaw 'Nuff
Bernie's Tune
Walkin' Shoes
Anthropology
Airegin

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