Art Pepper's Savoy sides, featuring Hampton Hawes, Larry Bunker, Russ Freeman, Jack Montrose and more! An installment in Savoy's Timeless series, featuring 20-bit digital remasters from the original session master tapes!
Personnel: Art Pepper (alto saxophone); Jack Montrose (tenor saxophone); Claude Williamson, Hampton Hawes, Russ Freeman (piano); Monte Budwig, Joe Mondragon, Bob Whitlock (bass); Larry Bunker, Paul Valerina, Bobby White (drums).
Recorded in Los Angeles, California in 1952. Includes liner notes by Bill Milkowski.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Savoy's Timeless series.
Personnel: Art Pepper (alto saxophone); Jack Montrose (tenor saxophone); Claude Williamson, Hampton Hawes, Russ Freeman (piano); Paul Vallerina, Bobby White, Larry Bunker (drums).
Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (03/04/1952-08/25/1953).
Timeless combines most of saxophonist Art Pepper's 1952 Savoy session Surf Ride with tracks off some of his other '50s Savoy sessions. These tracks are solid examples of mid-'50s West Coast jazz. Given that these albums go in and out of print, the Timeless compilations are welcome additions to the artists' catalogs, though diehards will still want to seek out the original albums -- if only for the original cover art. ~ Matt Collar