Every month

Every month I'll post a new "taste" of Art Pepper's music as a FREE DOWNLOAD. These tastes are given away because they are "unreleasable" by virtue of the recording being cut off at beginning or end or by brief audio problems that occurred in the recording process.


I'll also post occasional journal entries including updates on new releases.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Music: Body and Soul: Just Because It's June, June, June!

Here's the latest taste from the widow's kitchen And with it a new policy, so you can download ALL the tracks I post from now on.

A bunch of tracks recorded at the soundboards of various venues in Japan in November of 1981 have been digitized by the indefatigable Rocco. Now that I can listen to them, I discover that they are seriously spectacular as is this track recorded at a town in Japan called Tottori. The band is Art, George Cables, David Williams, Carl Burnett.

I've put the track up here because it's incomplete (so I probably won't be releasing it; I know you guys and your tricks. Many of you know how to download it and keep it.) So now I'm making it easier for everyone to download. You can play it, just as is. And/Or you can click the link below the player (where it says "Right-Click Right Here")and download the track as an mp3 and put it in your iTunes or whatever. And it is free. And, you know, you could donate, too (below). Any amount.

Body and Soul, missing the intro and the first four bars.

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  1. As usual, Laurie, thanks for another wonderful "taste." Listening to Art is always a treasure.
    Chuck Crawford

  2. I love it, such beauty, and the comments at the end as well.
    There's another version of Body and Soul from Japan and it's different but also great.

  3. Omega Alpha was the first Art Pepper record I ever bought (I've still got the vinyl LP). I can't tell you how many times I've listened to this version (Omega Alpha) of Body and Soul.

    I truly believe that nobody, absolutely nobody, can play Body and Soul on the alto that matches this version... except of course Art Pepper.

    THIS version is absolutely wonderful. Every time I listen to Body and Soul (Omega Alpha) I will be listening to this one as well.

    Art Pepper does what this song is supposed to do, be played with Body and Soul.

    Many thanks Laurie for this masterpiece