Art Pepper: The Complete Atlas Years
Record Label: DAN - TOKUMA JAPAN COMMUNICATIONS CO LTD Duration: Box Set Release Year: 1997 Special Attributes: Digipak, Import, Limited Edition, Remastered ART PEPPER - COMPLETE ATLAS YEARS DAN TKCB-71275 TOKUMA JAPAN COMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD. ISSUED NOVEMBER 21, 1997 This five CD set collected Art Pepper’s sessions as sideman on the Atlas label. The original LP releases had nominal leaders like Lee Konitz, Jack Sheldon, Pete Jolly, Shelly Manne, Bill Watrous and Sonny Stitt. Art Pepper was under contract to Galaxy Records at the time and could not be listed as leader on these sessions due to contractual reasons. But this did not prevent Pepper from dominating the performances and it is clear that was the case when you listen to the tracks. The set includes alternate takes from the sessions as well.