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Art Pepper – Unreleased Art, Vol. VIII, Live At The Winery September 6, 1976 (2013)

Art Pepper – Unreleased Art, Vol. VIII, Live At The Winery September 6, 1976 (2013)

In 2007, twenty five years after Art Pepper’s death, his widow Laurie began issuing concert recordings of her late husband covering the period of his remarkable renaissance of the last seven years of his life.

Art Pepper – Unreleased Vol. VII: Sankei Hall-Osaka Japan, November 18, 1980 (2012)

In November of 1980, things were going pretty well for Art Pepper. His newly published autobiography co-written with wife Laurie Straight Life had been receiving positive reviews

Gimme Five: Jazz's greatest final recordings from John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, others

“Thank you very much, you make me feel so wonderful. It’s been a pleasure being here but I really must go now, it’s so hot.” — Clifford Brown at the end of his final performance, June 25, 1956

Movies: Stan Kenton – Artistry in Rhythm: Portrait of a Jazz Legend (2011)

Stan Kenton would have been 100 this year and, in many ways, he’s as misunderstood now as he was in his own time.

Art Pepper – Unreleased Art, Vol III: The Croydon Concert May 14, 1981 (2008)

The story of Art Pepper’s remarkable emergence from the abyss of drug addiction and incarceration is one of the most uplifting stories among jazz greats, amongst stories that have more often ended tragically. His comeback was not only complete, but had even exceeded his earlier peak. For the last five years of his life, Pepper was arguably the finest altoRead More

Art Pepper – Unreleased Art, Vol. II: The Last Concert May 30, 1982 (2007)

by S. Victor Aaron There’s often a certain poignancy inherent in the last recordings of great musicians, and last October we examined notable final recordings of such jazz legends such as Bill Evans, Clifford Brown and John Coltrane. In that article, Goin’ Home by alto saxophonist Art Pepper was cited as a notable, delightful coda to a career that sawRead More

Gimme Five: Jazz’s greatest last recordings

“Thank you very much, you make me feel so wonderful. It’s been a pleasure being here but I really must go now, it’s so hot.” Clifford Brown at the end of his final performance, June 25, 1956 Jazz history is full of personal tragedies; so many of the greats who for various reasons, left us far too soon. For someRead More

Gimme Five: Overlooked jazz woodwind recordings by Art Pepper, Paul Gonsalves, Roland Kirk, Eric Dolphy, Sonny Stitt

by S. Victor Aaron Some favorite jazz albums of mine that don’t come up at the top of anyone else’s top records list, but I thought were outstanding despite the lack of publicity about them. …

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