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Art Pepper

Alan Barnes joins Alyn Shipton to choose saxophonist Art Pepper's finest recordings, and also reveals his remarkable talents on the clarinet, on the tenor sax and as a composer.

Despite a lifelong battle with narcotics, harrowingly related in his book "Straight Life", Art Pepper was one of the finest alto saxophonists in jazz. In this programme, British saxophonist Alan Barnes joins Alyn Shipton to choose Pepper's finest recordings, and also reveals the American's remarkable talents on the clarinet, on the tenor saxophone, and as a composer.

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Sat 12 Jun 2010 16:00

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  • Art Pepper

    Straight Life

    Composer: Pepper Performers: Art Pepper, as; Tommy Flanagan, p; Red Mitchell, b; Billy Higgins, d. Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, 21 Sep 1979.

    • Straight Life.
    • Galaxy.
    • OJCCD 475-2.
  • Stan Kenton

    Art Pepper

    Composer: Rogers Performers: Buddy Childers, Chico Alvaro, Maynard Ferguson, John Paladino, Shorty Rogers, tp; Milt Bernhart, Bob Fitzpatrick, Bill Russo, Stumpy Brown, Harry Betts, tb; John Graas, Lloyd Otto frh; Gene Englund, tub; Bud Shank, Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Bart Calderall, Bob Gioga, reeds; Laurindo Almeida, g; Stan Kenton, p; Don Bagley, b; Shelly Manne, d. 18 May 1950.

    • The Innovations Orchestra.
    • Capitol.
    • 7243 8 59965 2 CD 2.
  • Art Pepper

    Blues Out

    Composer: Pepper Performers: Art Pepper, as; Ben Tucker, b. Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, 28 Dec 1956.

    • Modern Art: Complete Art Pepper Aladdin recordings.
    • Blue Note.
    • CDP 7468482.
  • Art Pepper

    You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

    Composer: Porter Performers: Art Pepper, as; Red Garland, p; Paul Chambers, b; Philly Jo Jones, d. Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, CA, 19 Jan 1957.

    • Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section.
    • OJC.
    • OJCCD 338-2.
  • Art Pepper

    Anthropology

    Composer: Gillespie / Parker / Bishop Performers: Pete Candoli, Jack Sheldon, tp; Dick Nash, tb; Bob Enevoldsen, v tb, ts; Vince DeRosa, fr h; Bud Shank, as; Art Pepper, cl; Bill Perkins, ts; Med Flory, bs; Russ Freeman, p; Joe Mondragon, b; Mel Lewis, d; Marty Paich, arr, cond. Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, CA, 28 March 1959.

    • Art Pepper + Eleven.
    • Contemporary.
    • 191033-3.
  • Art Pepper

    Bijou The Poodle

    Composer: Pepper Performers: Art Pepper, as; Conte Candoli, tp; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Jimmy Cobb, d. Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, CA, 29 Feb 1960.

    • Gettin’ Together!.
    • Contemporary.
    • OJCCD 1692.
  • Art Pepper

    I Can't Believe That You're In love With Me

    Composer: Gaskill / McHugh Performers: Art Pepper, as; Dolo Coker, p; Jimmy Bond, b; Frank Butler, d. Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, CA, 23 & 25 Nov 1960.

    • Intensity.
    • Contemporary.
    • OJCCD 3872.
  • Art Pepper

    Our Song

    Composer: Pepper Performers: Art Pepper, as; Stanley Cowell, p; Howard Roberts, g; Cecil McBee, b; Carl Burnett, d. Strings arr. and cond. by Bill Holman. Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, 3-4 Sep 1980.

    • Winter Moon.
    • Galaxy.
    • FDC 6155140.
  • Art Pepper

    Mambo De La Pinta

    Composer: Pepper Performers: Art Pepper, as, ts; George Cables, p; Tony Dumas, b; Carl Burnett, d. Records Studio, Los Angeles, CA, 26 March 1977.

    • No Limit.
    • Contemporary.
    • OJCCD 4112.
  • Art Pepper

    Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    Composer: Arlen Performers: Art Pepper, as. The Village Vanguard, New York, 28 July 1977.

    • The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions.
    • Contemporary.
    • 4417-2 CD3.
  • The Milcho Leviev Quartet

    Blues For The Fisherman

    Composer: Pepper Performers: Milcho Leviev, p; Art Pepper, as; Tony Dumas, b; Carl Burnett, d. Ronnie Scott’s Club, London, 27 – 29 June 1980.

    • Blues For The Fisherman.
    • Mole Jazz.
    • MOLE 1, Side B.

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