Art Pepper - Art of Art

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Remastered from original analogue tapes by Rinaldo Donati at Maxine Studio, Milan - cutting and pressing by the audiophile specialist, Pallas Group, Germany

180gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold sleeve.

Recorded just a year before he died (June 1982), this superlative release for RSD is an essential purchase for all Art Pepper fans and collectors. Recorded live at the Estate Jazz Festival, Genova, Italy on July 6, "Art of Art" features five selections, four original compositions by Pepper, plus the popular standard "Over The Rainbow"by Harld Arlen.Bebop and the blues are at the forefront of this session,superbly delivered by the leader and his all-star accompanists George Cables, David Williams, and Carl Burnett.

"Art Pepper's brilliance was not in his control, it was like a chemical combination in the laboratory; his horrible childhood and his incredible musical gift, with his desire to communicate, are things he did with great success... For Art, there was nothing better than being on stage. He lived for it. On tour he was spectacular, and he always managed to convey something, no matter what it was. The concert in Genoa shows once more how well Pepper played in the last period of his life, perhaps better than he ever did." - Mario Giorgi

JAZZ | RELEASE DATE: 20/04/2024

Art Pepper: alto saxophone George Cables: piano David Williams: bass
Car Burnett: drum

Estate Jazz Festival, Genova, Italy on July 6, 1981.