Art of Art

Art Pepper

SKU: 206-1-2-2

1. Blues For Blanche
2. The Trip
3. For Freddie
4. Over The Rainbow
5. Landscape

Art Pepper Alto Sax
George Cables Piano
David Williams Bass
Carl Burnett Drums

Recorded At Estate Jazz Festival
Genova, July 6, 1981
Art Direction “Ellington Club”, Genova
Lino Zero, Marco Travagli
Art Direction: Marco Pennisi
Photos: Carlo Verri
Many, Many Thanks To Laurie Pepper
Remastered By Rinaldo Donati
At Maxine Studio, Milano
Executive Producer: Marco Pennisi
Ehm Srl, Milano

Taken from the original tapes, restored and mixed again in 2023.

The quartet featured on this recording had recently taken on its final appearance.
George Cables, whom Pepper had nicknamed “Mr. Beautiful” for his piano playing, David Williams on double bass and Carl Burnett on drums. This concert testifies once again to how well Pepper played in the last period of his life, perhaps better than he ever had.
Today’s release of that concert, properly remastered and restored in sound using state-of-the-art modern techniques, as well as authorized by Laurie Pepper herself, restores full dignity to a page of great jazz and gives credit to an extraordinary quartet, one in which Pepper probably felt most musically accomplished.