Art Pepper - Chet Baker & Art Pepper (Complete Recordings) (Music CD)

Release Date: 17 May 2011
Artist: Art Pepper
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Trumpeter Chet Baker and altoist Art Pepper had parallel lives. Both were among the brightest new voices in jazz in the 1950s and had the potential to become matinee idols. Both were also drug addicts and spent much time in the '60s and early '70s off the scene, with Pepper in and out of jail while Baker had his teeth knocked out. And both made improbable comebacks late in life, playing at their best during their final period despite the odds. They only recorded together on four occasions, all during 1956-1957 and reissued on this two-CD set. The complete contents of the albums The Route and Playboys (also known as Picture of Heath) are here along with four selections from Chet Baker Big Band and five from the Jack Sheldon Big Band's Jack's Groove. Baker and Pepper excel in each setting, particularly the sextet dates which also feature either Richie Kamuca or Phil Urso on tenors. The co-leaders display complementary styles, there are no Baker vocals, and the results are high-quality cool-toned hard bop from two of the greats. This music, formerly scattered over many releases, when heard in one setting, is a bit of a revelation and contains many moments of subtle surprises, excitement and enjoyment. ~ Scott Yanow
Release Date: 17 May 2011
Artist: Art Pepper

1. Tynan Tyme - Baker, Chet
2. The Route - Baker, Chet
3. Sonny Boy - Baker, Chet
4. Minor Yours - Baker, Chet
5. Little Girl - Baker, Chet
6. Ol' Croix - Baker, Chet
7. I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Baker, Chet
8. The Great Lie - Baker, Chet
9. Sweet Lorraine - Baker, Chet
10. If I Should Lose You - Baker, Chet
11. Younger Than Springtime - Baker, Chet
12. Tenderly - Baker, Chet
13. A Foggy Day - Baker, Chet
14. Darn That Dream - Baker, Chet
15. Mythe - Baker, Chet
16. For Minors Only - Baker, Chet
17. Minor Yours - Baker, Chet
18. Resonant Emotions - Baker, Chet
19. Tynan Time - Baker, Chet
20. Picture of Heath - Baker, Chet
21. For Miles and Miles - Baker, Chet
22. C.T.A. - Baker, Chet
23. Anyhow - Baker, Chet
24. Julie is Her Name - Baker, Chet
25. Aplomb - Baker, Chet
26. Sunset Eyes - Baker, Chet
27. J.S. - Baker, Chet

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