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Famed for his intense alto saxophone style, Art Pepper starred with Stan Kenton and in a series of brilliant solo recordings, despite life-long struggles with addiction. Geoffrey Smith surveys his passionate career.

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Sun 25 Jun 2017 00:00

Music Played

  • Art Pepper

    For Miles and Miles

    Performer: Chet Baker. Performer: Phil Urso. Performer: Carl Perkins. Performer: Curtis Counce. Performer: Lawrence Marable.
    • Wok of Art.
    • Proper.
    • 12.
  • Art Pepper

    Surf Ride

    Performer: Tommy Flanagan. Performer: Red Mitchell. Performer: Billy Higgins.
    • Straight Life.
    • Galaxy.
    • 1.
  • Art Pepper

    You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

    Performer: Red Garland. Performer: Paul Chambers. Performer: Philly Joe Jones.
    • Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section.
    • OJC.
    • 1.
  • Art Pepper

    Straight Life

    Performer: Red Garland. Performer: Paul Chambers. Performer: Philly Joe Jones.
    • Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section.
    • Contemporary.
    • 5.
  • Art Pepper

    Round Midnight

    Performer: Herb Geller. Performer: Bill Perkins. Performer: Pete Candoli.
    • Art Pepper + Eleven.
    • Contemporary Records.
    • 4.
  • Art Pepper

    What Laurie Likes

    Performer: Hampton Hawes. Performer: Charlie Haden. Performer: Shelly Manne.
    • Living Legend.
    • Original Jazz Classics.
    • 3.
  • Stan Kenton

    Unison Riff

    Performer: Art Pepper.
    • The Stan Kenton Story - Progressive Jazz.
    • Proper.
    • 13.
  • Art Pepper

    Winter Moon

    Performer: Howard Roberts. Performer: Stanley Cowell. Performer: Cecil McBee. Performer: Carl Burnett.
    • Winter Moon.
    • Galaxy.
    • 4.
  • Art Pepper

    Patricia

    Performer: Russ Freeman. Performer: Leroy Vinnegar. Performer: Shelly Manne.
    • Work of Art.
    • Proper.
    • 1.
  • Art Pepper

    Webb City

    Performer: Carl Perkins. Performer: Ben Tucker. Performer: Chuck Flores.
    • Work of Art.
    • Proper.
    • 15.

Performers and music details

UNISON RIFF

Stan Kenton Band
Composer: Pete Rugolo
Album Title: The Stan Kenton Story - Progressive Jazz
Label: Proper Catalogue No: P1152
Duration: 3:08
Performers: Stan Kenton Band; Art Pepper, alto sax



PATRICIA 

Art Pepper Quartet  
Composer: Art Pepper  
Album Title: Work of Art
Label: Proper Catalogue No: P1674
Duration: 3:38
Performers: Art Pepper, alto sax; Russ Freeman, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.



FOR MILES AND MILES

Chet Baker-Art Pepper sextet    
Composers: Jimmy Heath   
Album Title: Wok of Art
Label: Proper Catalogue No: P1674
Duration: 6:22
Performers: Chet Baker, trumpet; Art Pepper, alto sax;  Phil Urso,  tenor sax;  Carl Perkins, piano;  Curtis Counce, bass;  Lawrence Marable, drums



YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO

Art Pepper Quartet  
Composer: Cole Porter   
Album Title: Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label: OJC Catalogue No: OJCCD-338-2
Duration: 5:27
Performers: Art Pepper, alto sax;  Red Garland, piano;  Paul Chambers, bass;  Philly Joe Jones, drums.  




STRAIGHT LIFE 

Art Pepper Quintet
Composer: Art Pepper   
Album Title: Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label: OJC Remasters Catalogue No: 0888072319929
Duration: 3:58
Performers: Art Pepper, alto sax;  Red Garland, piano;  Paul Chambers, bass;  Philly Joe Jones, drums.  




WEBB CITY 
 
Art Pepper Quartet  
Composer: Bud Powell
Album Title: Work of Art
Label: Proper Catalogue No: P1674
Duration: 4:54
Performers: Art Pepper, alto sax;  Carl Perkins, piano; Ben Tucker, bass; Chuck Flores, drums.




ROUND MIDNIGHT 

Art Pepper & Orchestra
Composer: Thelonious Monk
Album Title: Art Pepper + 11
Label: Contemporary Catalogue No: CSA-75686
Duration: 3:32
Performers: :  Art Pepper, alto & tenor sax; Herb Geller, alto sax; Bill Perkins, tenor sax; Pete Candoli, trumpet;  Dick Nash, trombone;  Med Flory, baritone sax; Bob Enevoldsen, tenor sax/Valve trombone; Joe Mondragon, bass;  Mel Lewis, drums;  Russ Freeman, piano




WHAT LAURIE LIKES 

Art Pepper Quartet  
Composers: Art Pepper
Album Title: Living Legend
Label: Original Jazz Classics
Catalogue No: OJCCD4082
Duration: 6:42
Performers: Art Pepper, alto sax; Hampton Hawes, electric piano; Charlie Haden, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.




SURF RIDE
  
Art Pepper Quartet  
Composer: Art Pepper
Album Title: Straight Life
Label: Galaxy Catalogue No: OJCCD-475-2
Duration: 6:51
Performers: Art Pepper, alto sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Billy Higgins, drums




WINTER MOON 

Art Pepper Quintet
Composers: Hoagy Carmichael
Album Title: Winter Moon
Label: Galaxy Catalogue No: FCD-6155140
Duration: 5:30
Performers: Art Pepper, alto sax; Howard Roberts, guitar; Stanley Cowell, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Carl Burnett, drums

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