Friday, February 3, 2017

The Art of Pepper (The Complete Art Pepper Aladdin Recordings, vol. 3)

The third of three volumes chronicling Pepper's complete Aladdin recordings, Blue Note's Art of Pepper, Vol. 3 finds the West Coast alto saxophonist in top form over the course of 12 stunning cuts. Recorded in 1957, the set takes in both Pepper originals ("Holiday Flight," "Surf Ride") and choice standards ("Long Ago and Faraway," "Without a Song"). There's also a fine cover of the rare Bud Powell cut "Webb City." Topped off with excellent work by pianist Carl Perkins, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Chuck Flores, this collection is a must-have for all Pepper fans.
Stephen Cook

Source :

The Art
Art Pepper
(The Complete Art Pepper Aladdin Recordings, vol. 3)


1 Holiday Flight (Pepper)  5:11
2 Too Close for Comfort (Bock, Holofcener, Weiss)  6:10
3 Long Ago and Far Away (Kern)  4:10
4 Begin the Beguine (Porter)  7:23
5 I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me (Gaskill, McHugh)  5:39
6 Webb City (Powell)  4:57
7 Summertime (Gershwin)  6:32
8 Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin)  4:25
9 Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour)  4:22
10 Without a Song (Youmans)  7:40
11 The Breeze and I (Camarata, Lecuona)  3:33
12 Surf Ride (Pepper)  4:41


Art Pepper - as
Carl Perkins - p
Ben Tucker - b
Chuck Flores - dr

Recorded at Audio Arts, Los Angeles ; April 1, 1957


5 cents said...

Thank you Mel. Didn't have these Aladdin recordings. Very much appreciated.

5 cents said...

Thank you Mel. Didn't have these Aladdin recordings. Very much appreciated.

CrunchyFrog said...

This is the first chance I've had to hear volume 3... thanks for the share!

marcusr said...

Wow! Thank you very much!

fcapeau said...

Love these sessions ... All Three !

jose arboleda said...

muchas gracias.

pedro gamundi said...


ZM-JazzRock said...

Cher Me,
Thank you for sharing this. But let me say that:
- I don't know if it is happening only with me, but I'd downloaded it twice and in both cases, I am seeing a message of "corrup file" when trying to extract the file.
Have you heard something similar from anyone else?
Regards from Brazil,

rowland said...

Thanks a lot..

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Axel.T. said...

Great post. I saw Art quite often at a little club in North Hollywood called Donte's in the 70s. Always good playing although he was a little moody to talk to during breaks.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel.

francisco santos said...


Luis Lorenzo said...

Gracias Mel!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much!

Historicus said...

Many thanks!!!

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchton, had Vol. 1 but not Vol. 3

Kovina Kris said...

Pepper is such a great player. Thank you!

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!