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.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Free Music to Remember April by:
Art & Warne

Art Pepper, Warne Marsh (photo, Mark Weber)

Maybe April, 2013 is a month you don't want to remember, but this tune is one I think you'll want to hear. On April 20, 1975 Art accepted an afternoon gig at an L.A. club called "The Foxy Lady." That hoot of appreciation at the end is my voice, so I must have been there. I can't remember it. Also in the band, my notes say, is Carol Kaye on electric bass. I don't know who the electric keyboardist is and I have no guess as to who the drummer is.

[ This just in!: The band includes Mike Lang on electric piano, John Morrell on guitar, Tommy Vig on drums, and though he's missing on this track, Buddy Collette on flute and clarinet. The concert was produced by Dan McKenna.]

The track starts out a bit noisy and confused but promptly at the 15-second mark it jumps right into the groove and never leaves it.

Pay nothing.  Most of the music I post here is really truly free. Just enter zero in the amount box.  But if you can, please donate -- and help Widow's Taste issue new recordings (and restock the old ones).


  1. Thank you Laurie. Art is still here!

  2. Thanks for the beautiful music Laurie.

  3. Thanks a million. I was listening to Art all afternoon while working out in the gym...

  4. I studied bass with Carol Kaye in the 70s -- yes this is her! I didn't know she played with these sax players, who have meant so much to me over the years. Having read STRAIGHT LIFE, LOW DOWN on Joe Albany and AN UNSUNG CAT on Warne Marsh, I imagine myself there...
    I am visited by Art in my dreams. I hide my record collection from him, so that he won't notice all the albums of his that weren't released in his lifetime. I don't want him to find out that I'm from the future and this is a dream!
    Thank you for keeping this music and sharing it.