This double CD set contains outstanding Californian jam sessions never issued before in any form. The first disc reproduces a jam recorded in San Diego in March 1975 by the tenor saxophonist Harold Land. The frontline soloists are: the great East Coast trumpeter Blue Mitchell, and the fabulous West Coast saxes Harold Land, Buddy Collette and Art Pepper; playing tunes such as Milestones or Over the Rainbow.
The second disc includes the five titles recorded in concert at the legendary Pasadena Civic Auditorium, to commemorate the 20 anniversary of the Charlie Parkers death. Obviously, the repertoire was classic tunes performed by Bird (Groovin High, Donna Lee, Ornithology, et altri), played here by an All Stars quintet featuring Art Pepper on alto sax, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, Joe Albany on piano, and Harry Babasin on bass.
1. Milestones (Miles Davis) 20:52
2. Over The Rainbow (Harburg-Arlen) 7:58
3. Blue's Blues (Billy Mitchell) 48:50
Art Pepper All-Sta: Recorded in San Diego, 1975
1. Groovin' High (Dizzy Gillespie) 12:31
2. All The Things You Are (Hammerstein II-Kern) 16:48
3. Donna Lee (Charlie Parker) 14:45
4. Ornithology (Charlie Parker) 10:33
5. Ballad Medley 14:21
-Easy Livin (Robin-Rainger)
-You Don't Know What Love Is (Ray-Depaul)
-Here's That Raindy Day (Burke-Vanheusen)
Art Pepper Quintet: Recorded in Pasadena, 1975
CD 1: 48:50 min.
CD 2: 69:02 min.
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