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.

Friday, May 13, 2016

It's the Merry Month of the May FREEBIE plus Excellent Offer

Diane is one of 32 professionally recorded tracks for John Snyder's Artists House label. It was recorded in New York in February of 1979 with Art Pepper, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, Al Foster. Also included in this complete set are all the tracks recorded in Los Angeles in May, 1979 with George Cables, Charlie Haden, and Billy Higgins. Diane is FREE. But if you pay for the whole set, you'll also get a downloadable, beauteous, gossip-filled, photo-filled liner note. P.S. Art plays both alto sax and clarinet, and there are five solo tracks (27 through 32), recorded in New York and never released anywhere, ever.

To get just the freebie, click HERE and select buy. Enter zero (or more) in the payment box.

To check out the whole thing (there are several streamable selections) click HERE

Most of these tracks were eventually released by Fantasy/Galaxy Records on the Art Pepper (16 CDs) Complete Galaxy Box. Which is only available on iTunes. Without, I might add, photos or liner note of any kind.
Many have been released on top quality vinyl by Acoustic Sounds.
Tracks which are included in the Galaxy box but otherwise only released in Japan are shown with one asterisk *. Tracks included in the Galaxy Box but never anywhere else are shown with two asterisks **. Most of the solo tracks have never been released anywhere ever. They're marked with two asterisks **
Members of the famed Kitchen Cabinet have been sent a download code for a 20% discount.
P.S. The photo shows Art Pepper at Kendun Recorders in L.A. with three producers: In the doorway, John Koenig, son of Lester (Contemporary Records) Ed Michel (soon to be Art's producer at Fantasy Records), and John Snyder, producer of this set.

Here are the tracks in the COMPLETE collection.

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