Art Pepper

Art Pepper

jazz, saxophone, bebop, cool jazz, Hard Bop

Art Pepper (Arthur Edward Pepper Jr., Gardena, California, September 1, 1925 – Los Angeles, California, June 15, 1982), was an American alto saxophonist. He began his career in the 1940s, playing with Benny Carter and Stan Kenton (1946-52). By the 1950s Pepper was recognized as one of the leading alto saxophonists in jazz, epitomized by his finishing second only to Charlie Parker as Best Alto Saxophonist in the Down Beat magazine Readers Poll of 1952.

So in Love [1980]
  • 1. Straight No Chaser (6:26)
  • 2. Blues For Blanche (6:45)
  • 3. So in Love (11:37)
  • 4. Diane (3:36)
  • 5. Stardust (8:05)

Recorded 1979 with: Art on alto saxophone, Hank Jones (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Al Foster (drums), George Cables (piano), Charlie Haden (bass), Billy Higgins (drums), John Snyder (production) and Laurie Pepper (production). Original artwork @ Vintners.net/~mikel. musicBrainz.org. Track one is mistagged, here, it's Straight, No Chaser. Read more on Last.fm.