Monday, 6/21/10

by musicclipoftheday

My favorite alto sax player?

There are days when I’d say this is the guy.

Art Pepper, September 1, 1925-June 15, 1982

“Red Car” (excerpt), live (Art Pepper: Notes From A Jazz Survivor [1982])


“Mambo Koyama,” live, Italy, 1981


“What’s New?” (1956)


“Over the Rainbow” (1982)



The epigraph to Straight Life: The Story of Art Pepper by Art and Laurie Pepper (1979):

What is the use of talking and there is no end of talking,
There is no end of things in the heart.

—Ezra Pound [“Exile’s Letter,” from the Chinese poet Li Po; as punctuated in SL]