This 3-CD collection of the greatness that was saxophonist Art Pepper is sure to become a favorite among his fans and those who treasure great jazz performances. The three CDs cover the gifted performer and his remarkable saxophone interpretations.
There are many guest artists in this collection. Among them are such names as Carl Perkins, Jack Sheldon, Buddy Rich, and the Stan Kenton Innovations Orchestra. For any individual looking for a top selection of Art Pepper, these are among his finest recordings.
Disc 1 covers 15 songs. Among them are "Fasincatin' Rhythm," "Cool Bunny," "Straight Life," "Begin the Beguine," and "Nutmeg." Disc 2 covers 7 songs. This collection contains long numbers and reveals the creativity of Art Pepper at its peak. Songs include "So In Love," "Chelsea Bridge," and "That Crazy Blues." Disc 3 contains 7 songs, and on this disc listeners will be delighted to discover Art Pepper's hits from the era 1972 - 1982. Among the fine songs on this disc are found "Caravan," "Angel Wings," "Mambo Koyama," and "That's Love."
A memorable collection, this is an ideal collection for the home library, inclusion in the public library, and as a gift for a friend. Those who enjoy the innovative sounds of Art Pepper will cherish this fine collection.
Excellent. Top notch performances! Highly recommended.