Art Pepper - Neon Art-Vinyl LP-South

Art Pepper - Neon Art

From his early recordings with Stan Kenton‰۪s and Shorty Rogers‰۪ bands and sessions with everyone from Chet Baker, Henry Mancini and Quincy Jones, to his own recordings, like classics made for the Contemporary and Galaxy Record labels, Art Pepper built a legacy of recordings that can only be described as legendary. Thankfully, he also left us a narrative, tracing the history of his life, a roadmap with details of his great recordings in the shape of a book,åÊStraight LifeåÊ(DaCapo, 1979), which Art and his wife, Laurie authored together.
Omnivore Recordings now partners with Widow‰۪s Taste Records, Laurie Pepper‰۪s own label, to releaseåÊNeon Art, a series of live recordings on colored vinyl, complete with download cards.åÊNeon ArtåÊis aimed at both the longtime Art Pepper aficionado and those just coming to know Art‰۪s work.
Neon Art: Volume OneåÊfeatures two songs drawn from unissued performances at Parnell‰۪s in Seattle, WA, recorded on January 28, 1981. Side one features a funky romp on Art‰۪s composition, ‰ÛÏRed Car,‰۝ while side two showcases another Pepper composition, ‰ÛÏBlues For Blanche.‰۝ Volume One will be released on red vinyl.
‰ÛÏOur mission is to introduce unreleased and unheard Art to people who love him, as well as to people who don‰۪t yet know him,‰۝ says Laurie Pepper. ‰ÛÏArt hated the idea that people put jazz in a pigeonhole. He wanted to make people forget the categories and ‰Û÷make them open up and listen.‰۪‰۝ We feel the same way at Omnivore and now proudly present to you: Art Pepper!‰۬