The Art of Pepper + 3 Bonus Tracks
American Jazz Classics
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This release contains the complete contents of the original two volume Art Pepper album titled The Art of Pepper, which was first issued on two reel-to-reel tape boxes (Omegatape ST-7020 & ST-2030). All of the music was recorded during two consecutive days in April of 1957 in a quartet format, with the saxophonist backed by Carl Perkins on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums.A version of “Summertime” which wasn’t included on those releases, plus the three existing alternate takes from the sessions, have been added here as a bonus.
Audio Arts Studio, Hollywood, April 1 & 2, 1957.