Art Pepper – Nature Boy (1979)

Nature Boy is the second track on the album Straight Life by saxophonist Art Pepper. Recorded September 1979 at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA and released same year on Galaxy Records.

Brilliant music.

Art Pepper (September 1, 1925 – June 15, 1982), born Arthur Edward Pepper, Jr., was an American alto saxophonist and clarinetist.

About Pepper, Scott Yanow of All Music stated, “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 ” and: “When Art Pepper died at the age of 56, he had attained his goal of becoming the world’s great altoist”. [source]

Tracks :
Surf Ride (Art Pepper) / Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) / Straight Life” (Art Pepper) /
September Song (Anderson; Kurt Weill) / Make A List (Art Pepper)

 

Art Pepper – Alto Saxophone
Tommy Flanagan – Piano
Red Mitchell – Bass
Billy Higgins – Drums
Kenneth Nash – Cowbell, Reco-Reco (on “Make A List” only)

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