Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Vol.8: Live At The Wine
Art Pepper is one of the Jazz world’s best know saxophonists.He played and recorded extensively throughout his four decade career, until his passing in 1982. Luckily, during his later years, the tapes were rolling during live shows, and he and his wife, Laurie, cataloged many of those shows. After his death, Laurie picked exquisite performances, and made them available to his fans. Now, those releases see a worldwide retail release. Unreleased Art Vol. VIII: Live At The Winery, September 6, 1976 features a set from Art, pianist Smith Dobson, bassist Jim Nichols, and drummer Brad Bilhorn, recorded at the Paul Masson Winery in Saratoga. The set includes standards like Duke Ellington’s “Caravan” and “Here’s That Rainy Day” ¬– also covered by Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, McCoy Tyner, and even by Bette Midler and Johnny Carson on the penultimate broadcast of The Tonight Show. It also features originals like “Straight Life,” “Ophelia,” and “What Laurie Likes”—written for his wife. Packaging contains photos and an essay from Laurie Pepper, outlining the songs, the band, the stories, and the magic that was and is Art Pepper.