Complete... at Ronnie Scott`S Club 1980 - 180 Gram
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Skillfully edited & mastered by Ray Staff to produce seven vinyl albums containing the original eight tracks from the two Mole LPs & adding an extra seventeen performances never previously available!
Art Pepper was booked to appear at Ronnie Scott's during the last two weeks of June 1980 with his accompanying trio. The London booking was a success from the very beginning. Word soon spread amongst the London jazz fraternity and arrangements were made to record the quartet before the Ronnie Scott's booking ended. The recording was being done for Mole Jazz, a record shop in King's Cross, London. Mole had come into being when three dedicated jazz enthusiasts - Ed Dipple, Pete Fincham and Graham Griffiths - decided to establish a shop designed solely for selling jazz records, new and second-hand.
The Art Pepper recordings were to provide the first release issued by Mole namely, Blues For The Fisherman. A second album from these recordings, True Blues was released the following year. For some years the two Mole Jazz albums have been unavailable to collectors but now the entire recordings made on the two nights at Ronnie's are presented, a total of 25 performances complete with dialogues by Art Pepper between several of the tunes. The location of the original master tapes was discovered to be with Laurie Pepper, Art’s widow. She had never played these master tapes and to her surprise they contained nearly five hours of music and dialogues. These tapes were made available to Pure Pleasure.
ART PEPPER, alto sax, clarinet
MILCHO LEVIEV, piano
TONY DUMASM bass
CARL BURNETT, drums
7xLP box set including 16 page booklet with new notes by Alun Morgan and the four interviews with Art Pepper by Les Tomkins from 1979, 1980 & 1981 Recorded by Tri-Arts Associates Limited for TAA/Mole Record Productions on 27/28th June 1980
Recording engineers: Peter Bould, Peter Ball & Graham Ward. Assisted by Christopher Bould & Rainer Schneider. Executive Producers - Ed Dipple, Pete Fincham & Graham Griffiths.
LP 1 (27th June 1980):
SIDE A: 01. Blues for Blanche (9:52); 02.Ophelia (11:11)
SIDE B: 01. Make A List Make A Wish (16:57); 02. Sad A Litle Bit (7:22)
LP 2 (27th June 1980):
SIDE A: 01. Ornithology (6:16); 02. Red Car (12:19)
SIDE B: 01. Arthur's Blues (13:34)
LP 3 (27th June 1980)
SIDE A: 01. Untitled Nº 34 (11.22): 02. Song For Richard ((13:33)
SIDE B: O1. Rhythm-A-Ning (9:32); 02. Rita-San (6:45)
LP 4 (27th June 1980, Side A / 28th June 1980, Side B):
SIDE A: 01. What's New (8:05); 02. I'lle Rememnber April (12:51)
SIDE B: 01. True Blues (11:14); 02. Ophelia (10:33)
LP 5 (28th June 1980):
SIDE A: 01. Make A List Make A Wish (14:58); 02. Stardust (8:08)
SIDE B: 01. Red Car (12:29)
LP 6 (28th June 1980):
SIDE A: 01. Straight Life (7.03); 02. Y.I. Blues (11:50)
SIDE B: 01. The Trip (12:40); 02. I'lle Remember April (11:49)
LP 7 (28th June 1980):
SIDE A: 01. Goodbye (11:12), 02. In A Mellotone (6:08)
SIDE B: 01. Blue For the Fisherman (13:11)