Art Pepper - The Discovery Sessions (1999)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Savoy Jazz, 92846-2 | rec: 1952-53 | 360Mb
Most of Art Pepper's first three studio dates as a leader are represented in this compilation, though a few previously issued alternate takes are omitted. The first date finds the alto saxophonist in fine form, leading a quartet consisting of pianist Hampton Hawes, bassist Joe Mondragon, and drummer Larry Bunker. Pepper primarily sticks to originals, though he offers a warm rendition of the standard "These Foolish Things" as well.