Personnel: Art Pepper (alto saxophone); George Cables (piano); Tony Dumas (bass); Billy Higgins (drums).
Producers: Akira Taguchi, Hiroshi Aono.
Recorded at Shiba Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan on July 16 & 23, 1979.
Originally released on Galaxy (5128).
Personnel: Art Pepper (alto saxophone, clarinet); George Cables (piano); Tony Dumas (bass); Billy Higgins (drums).
Recorded live at Shiba Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan on July 16 & 23, 1979.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using XRCD technology.
Altoist Art Pepper was in inspired form during this Tokyo concert, which has also been reissued as part of a huge "complete" Galaxy box set. This particular single CD features Pepper (along with pianist George Cables, bassist Tony Dumas, and drummer Billy Higgins) on memorable versions of "True Blues," "Sometime" (during which Pepper switches to clarinet), "Landscape," "Avalon," "Over the Rainbow," "Straight Life," and the CD bonus cut "Mambo de la Pinta." Throughout, Pepper's intensity and go-for-broke style are exhilarating. ~ Scott Yanow