Art Pepper

Smack Up (PWR 27360)

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1960

Smack Up

Art Pepper

Poll Winners Records

8436559464017

PWR 151636

PWR 27360

JAZZ

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CD 6,60 €

4 1/2 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

INCLUDES 6 BONUS TRACKS

This realese contains Art Pepper’s complete original album "Smack Up" (Contemporary S7602). Recorded in a quintet format with trumpeter Jack Sheldon, "Smack Up" marks Pepper’s second to last album as a leader before entering prison to serve the longest of his drug-related sentences (after a short session as a sideman in January 1961 he entered San Quentin and wouldn’t record again until May 1964, or lead a studio date until 1973).

The only tune from the soundtrack to the film The Subterraneans by a quintet co-led by Pepper and Sheldon, as well as a complete 1959 nonet session, featuring both musicians in the esteemed company of Chet Baker, Harold Land and Mel Lewis, have been added as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

ART PEPPER, alto sax
JACK SHELDON, trumpet
PETE JOLLY, piano
JIMMY BOND, bass
FRANK BUTLER, drums

Los Angeles, October 24 & 25, 1960.

(*) BONUS TRACKS (9-14):
On track 9: Art Pepper (as), Jack Sheldon (tp), Russ Freeman (p),
Red Mitchell (b), Shelly Manne (d).
Los Angeles, summer 1959.

On tracks 10-14: Jack Sheldon, Chet Baker (tp), Art Pepper, Herb Geller (as),
Stu Williamson (v-tb), Harold Land (ts), Paul Moer (p, arr),
Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d).
Los Angeles, March 6, 1959.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

01. SMACK UP
02. LAS CUEVAS DE MARIO
03. A BIT OF BASIE
04. SOLID CITIZENS
05. HOW CAN YOU LOSE?
06. MAYBE NEXT YEAR
07. TEARS INSIDE
08. SOLID CITIZENS [alt tk]
09. RAISING CAEN (*)
10. ANYHOW (*)
11. JULIE IS HER NAME (*)
12. APLOMB (*)
13. SUNSET EYES (*)
14. J.S. (*)

TOTAL TIME: 71:25 Min.