The Jazz Show Episode August 26, 2013

Broadcast on 26-Aug-2013

9:00pm - 11:59pm

These are some previously unreleased performances by the great Art Pepper on his last tour of Japan in November 1981 about 6 months before his death in June of 1982. Art was aware of his somewhat fragile health and at this time was literally playing for his life. This tour was with his favourite quartet which included pianist George Cables, bassist David Williams and drummer Carl Burnett. Four great performances are featured here the first being the long and intense "Make A List, Make A Wish" a Pepper opus. Next is his favourite balled "Everything Happens To Me" followed by the up tempo "Allen's Alley" (aka "Wee") written by Allen Eager. The final piece is a blues created by Art appropriately called "Arthur's Blues". All of these performances were recorded in various locations in Japan between November 13 and 24, 1981. Intense and beautiful...the one and only Art Pepper.

Track Listing:

The Egyptian
Art Blakey · Indestuctible
Infant Eyes
Wayne Shorter · Speak No Evil
Indian Song
Wayne Shorter · Etcetera
Miles Davis · At The Plugged Nickle
Marian McPartland · In My Life
Moon And Sand
Marian McPartland · In My Life
Talk and Playing
Marian McPartland · Exerpt from Piano Jazz
Theme from Love Story
Cedar Walton · Breakthrough!
Cantaloupe Island
Jean-Luc Ponty · Jean-Luc with George Duke
Tongue Twister
Mulgrew Miller · Time and Again
Make a Wish, Make a List
Art Pepper · Art Pepper in Japan 1981
Everything Happens to Me
Art Pepper · Art Pepper in Japan 1981
Allen's Alley.
Art Pepper · Art Pepper in Japan 1981
Arthur's Blues
Art Pepper · Art Pepper in Japan 1981