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.

Monday, March 7, 2016

MARCH FREEBIE: in the studio with DONNA LEE

Go back through time and space and enter the studio at Kendun Recorders in Los Angeles in May of 1979. Introducing a new kind of Freebie: SECRET OUTTAKES. I've acquired some uncut, unissued tracks of music recorded for the Artists House album, and this incomplete track was recorded in L.A. by producer John Snyder (he's the white guy in the photo holding the camera). The band could not be more wonderful: George Cables, piano, Charlie Haden, bass, Billy Higgins, Drums, and of course Art Pepper.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the talk at the end of the track, because it takes me back to that exciting time, when Art Pepper was well into his big comeback and playing so well with such wonderful artists! Join me and them in the studio for eight delightful minutes!

I love my work, because it's Art
And if you're a fan, you'll play YOUR part
The song is free
But the work takes time
The music's sublime
But the effort is mine...
to research and fix it
and present it & mix it.
The next release
is bound to please,
but the choosing the writing, compiling, and layout
the shipping. receiving, the clearing and payout
for mastering, printing, manufacturing and so on
are all up to me, and I promise to go on
posting, releasing, and loving to do it.
as you, the fans, support me all through it.
If you're a member of the Kitchen Cabinet, don't donate unless you're feeling wealthy. If you're not and you're feeling broke, of course, don't bother! If you've donated a bunch in the past, ditto. But if you've been downloading these tracks for free for a while, feel GUILTY. And donate. I promise, you'll feel so much better if you do.


  1. Nothing better than starting out your day SWINGIN!

  2. Wow those were great albums and this is a great cut Please more I there enough for a release. We have not talked in awhile Harvey Bloomfield @jazztubeonline Discography http://www.chetbaker.net/artpepper.html

  3. Lovely stuff (as always) Laurie. Hugs from rainy London. Richard

  4. Such an artist. My first experience of Art's playing was on Stan Kenton's Art Pepper which I believe Shorty Rogers composed. Then I rushed out and bought Shorty Rogers and His Giants featuring Art amongst other great players and I was a captive of his art.
    You're an inspiration Laurie in keeping his music out there.