Saxophonist and clarinetist Art Pepper is one of my musical heroes. In 2007, I interviewed Art’s widow, Laurie, about his life and music. Laurie recently sent along this clip of some previously unreleased music by Art, part of her ongoing series of music from the Pepper vaults.
Download the whole tune (free!) at artpepper.net. Tune is previously unreleased track from forthcoming album. Recorded in 1964. Clips are from “Straight Life: The Stories of Art Pepper” a (work in progress) movie based on the book, “Straight Life” by Art & Laurie Pepper. Most of the photography & all effects by Laurie Pepper. The actors: James Intveld, Art; Lisa Joffrey, Diane; Tracy Middendorf, Laurie. The musicians: Art Pepper, alto sax; Frank Strazzeri, piano; Hersh Hamel, bass; Bill Goodwin, drums.
You can listen to my 2007 interview with Laurie Pepper on The Jazz Session #34.