The Art Pepper Quartet - The Art Pepper Quartet LP (RSD 2017)
Recorded in late 1956 and released in early 1957, the same year as the landmark Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section, The Art Pepper Quartet (Art Pepper: saxophone; Russ Freeman: piano; Ben Tucker: bass; Gary Fromer: drums) is back on vinyl for Record Store Day 2017. Mastered from the original mono tapes by Kevin Gray, this is not only a reissue for the (multi-generational) ages, it''s the album''s first appearance on vinyl in far too long. Now on clear wax, reproducing the original art and liner notes on an era-correct "tip-on" jacket, the project was overseen by Art''s widow, Laurie Pepper, and Grammy-winning producer Cheryl Pawelski. To make this pressing even more special and unique, the alternate take of "Blues At Twilight" has been included as a bonus track. A gem on all fronts--this is how Jazz should be experienced. All analog chain from tape to vinyl, with beautiful packaging. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Art Pepper Quartet.
SIDE A: 01 Art‰۪s Opus 02 I Surrender Dear 03 Diane 04 Pepper Pot
SIDE B: 01 B̩same Mucho 02 Blues At Twilight 03 Val‰۪s Play 04 Blues At Twilight (Alternate)