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     Art Pepper

Real name: Arthur Edward Pepper, Jr.
Born: Sep 1, 1925 in Gardena, CA.
Died: Jun 1, 1982 in Panorama City, CA.
Genres: Jazz.
Styles: Hard Bop, Cool, Bop.
Instruments: Sax (Alto), Clarinet

Despite a remarkably colorful and difficult life, Art Pepper was quite consistent in the recording studios; virtually every recording he made is well worth getting. In the 1950s he was one of the few altoists (along with Lee Konitz and Paul Desmond) that was able to develop his own sound despite the dominant influence of Charlie Parker. During his last years Pepper seemed to put all of his life's experiences into his music and he played with startling emotional intensity.

After a brief stint with Gus Arnheim, Pepper played with mostly Black groups on Central Avenue in Los Angeles. He spent a little time in the Benny Carter and Stan Kenton orchestras before serving time in the military (1944-46). Some of Pepper's happiest days were during his years with Stan Kenton (1947-52) although he became a heroin addict in that period. The 1950s found the altoist recording frequently both as a leader and a sideman resulting in at least two classics (Plays Modern Jazz Classics and Meets the Rhythm Section) but he also spent two periods in jail due to drug offenses during 1953-56. Pepper was in top form during his Contemporary recordings of 1957-60 but the first half of his career ended abruptly with long prison sentences that dominated the 1960s. His occasional gigs between jail terms found him adopting a harder tone influenced by John Coltrane that disturbed some of his longtime followers. He recorded with Buddy Rich in 1968 before getting seriously ill and rehabilitating at Synanon (1969-71). Art Pepper began his serious comeback in 1975 and the unthinkable happened. Under the guidance and inspiration of his wife Laurie, Pepper not only recovered his former form but topped himself with intense solos that were quite unique; he also enjoyed occasionally playing clarinet. His recordings for Contemporary and Galaxy rank with the greatest work of his career. Pepper's autobiography Straight Life (written with his wife) is a brutally honest book that details his sometimes-horrifying life. When Art Pepper died at the age of 56, he had attained his goal of becoming the world's great altoist.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
vintners.net/~mikel/art_pepper Biography
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=10207 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
home.ica.net/~blooms/index.html Official website. Biography, discography, covers
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Pepper About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Pepper About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Art Pepper - 'Art 'N' Zoot' - 1996, West Wind Jazz, OJC
 Art Pepper - 'Art In L.A.' - 1991, WestWind
 Art Pepper - 'Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section' - 1957, Contemporary, OJC
 Art Pepper - 'Art Pepper Plus Eleven' - 1959, Contemporary, OJC
 Art Pepper - 'Art Pepper With Duke Jordan In Copenhagen 1981' - 1981, Galaxy
 Art Pepper - 'Art Pepper: Jazz Showcase, Chicago' - 2010, Widow's Taste
 Art Pepper - 'Complete Discovery-Savoy Master Takes' - 2002, Definitive Classics
 Art Pepper - 'Goin' Home' - 1982, Galaxy
 Art Pepper - 'Laurie's Choice' - 1993, LaserLight
 Art Pepper - 'Meets The Rhythm Section' - 1957, OJC
 Art Pepper - 'Mucho Calor (Much Heat)' - 1987, V.S.O.P. Records, Andex
 Art Pepper - 'Pepper Returns' - 1998, Giants Of Jazz
 Art Pepper - 'Straight Life' - 1979, Galaxy, OJC
 Art Pepper - 'Surf Ride' - 1956, Savoy Jazz
 Art Pepper - 'Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard' - 1977, Contemporary, OJC
 Art Pepper - 'Tokyo Debut' - 1977, Galaxy
 Art Pepper - 'Winter Moon' - 1980, Galaxy, OJC
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Chet Baker - 'Picture Of Heath' - 1961, Toshiba, Pacific Jazz
 Chet Baker - 'The Route' - 1956, Pacific Jazz, Galactic
  как соисполнитель ...
 June Christy - 'Ballad Collection' - 2000, Blue Note
 June Christy - 'Tampico' - 2003, Memoir
 Herb Ellis - 'Herb Ellis Meets Jimmy Giuffre' - 1999, Verve Records
 Art Farmer - 'On The Road' - 1976, Contemporary, OJC
 Helen Humes - 'Songs I Like To Sing' - 1960, Contemporary, OJC
 Quincy Jones - 'This Is How I Feel About Jazz' - 1956, Impulse!
 Barney Kessel - 'Some Like It Hot' - 1959, OJC
 Scott LaFaro - 'The Alchemy Of Scott La Faro' - 1995, Giants Of Jazz
 Shelly Manne - 'The West Coast Sound. Vol. 1' - 1992, Contemporary, OJC
 Marty Paich - 'The Broadway Bit. I Get A Boot Out Of You' - 2006, Collector's Choice
 Shorty Rogers - 'The Swingin' Nutcracker' - 2004, Cloud 9 Records, RCA
 Shorty Rogers - 'West Coast Sounds' - 2006, Fresh Sound
 Mel Torme - 'Back In Town' - 1959, Polygram

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