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.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

MUSIC: Free AND For Sale in Response to Enthusiastic Reception of....

...the April Freebie, of Art & Warne et al playing I'll Remember April: I've negotiated with K.C. Marsh, Warne Marsh's son, and Geraldyne Marsh, his widow, to release this excellent jam session recording of Art Pepper, Warne Marsh, Carol Kaye, Mike Lang, Tommy Vig, John Morrell, and the great Buddy Collette playing flute and clarinet.
Go to the bottom of this post to listen to and/or download the album.

As far as I know, anyway, this has never been released anywhere, ever.  The gig was set up by Dan McKenna, and the proceedings were recorded on the afternoon of April 20, 1975 at an L.A. club called The Foxy Lady.  It was recorded by somebody (McKenna?) on a reel-to-reel recorder and then copied to a couple of cassettes which were then sent to me.

I have no more info.

I'm still giving away the I'll Remember April track, but I'm selling the whole session, more than 2 hours of exceptional music, for $7.


Here's That Rainy Day is interrupted during Warne's solo, and then it's picked up again, still during the solo.  I've faded out and in.  I guess they had to change the reel.

Chameleon starts late.  Fade in.

Broadway ends during Mike Lang's solo, but the track is 24 minutes long!  Fade out.

This hasn't been remastered.  Can't afford it at these prices.
Speaking of which:  I'm dividing the take, such as it is, with the Marshes.  Please don't share the album.  $7 is CHEAP.

K.C. is making a documentary about his dad (https://www.facebook.com/AnImprovisedLife)

& I'm just beginning a kickstarter campaign to publish my memoir  about my life with Art.  I'll let you all know how to participate once I've gotten all the begging figured out.  It'll be available as a print book (softcover) and as an ebook.

Meanwhile, here's a draft of the book jacket:  Just a draft.  I'd love feedback.