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, July 3, 2013

MUSIC: A Few Days Late, No Dollars Short, 'Cause it's FREE!

Somehow June got away from me*.  But there will be TWO freebies this month.

This one is a mystery*.  It was broadcast on Japanese radio in another July — 1979, and at some time in the dim past a cassette of the broadcast was sent to me.  If you listen at the end of the track, it sounds as if the announcer is saying "Boston Cruise," but Art never played a cruise.  Was there a band with that name?

To the first 3 people who can figure out what, why, and where this took place and with whom Art was playing, I'll give a free copy of the next CD (to be released in November).  Thank the amazing Rocco who found this tape in one of many boxes of unlabeled, neglected tapes.

And you'll forgive me if I'm giving you yet another "April"
to remember. One of Art's favorite tunes.
Scroll down to the bottom of this post to access the music.

*June was busy because I'm prepping the new album for release AND I'm tidying up and selecting photos for the Memoir of my marriage, ART: Why I Stuck With a Junkie Jazzman. To see some of the latest photos I've chosen & to read a little of the accompanying text go to the gallery (which is getting bigger by the day.)

*Mystery Solved: By Claude Schlouch, HF Lawant, Marshall Zucker, Andre Florsch
Who, What, Where, When:  Tiger Okoshi (tp), Art Pepper (as), Gary Burton (vib), Kasumi Watanabe (g), Chip Jackson (b), Al Foster (dm), unknown (ann) Unknown location, Tokyo, Japan, July 22, 1979 
Careful 4:45
Art Pepper's interview 1:09
I'll remember April 6:35
interview of Art Pepper & Gary Burton 1:18
Note: Art Pepper does not play on Boston Cruise, Crystal Silence & Como en Vietnam from this session.

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