Art Pepper - Unreleased Art, Vol 1: The Complete Abashiri Concert - November 22, 1981 (2006)
Jazz | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Widow's Taste, APMC 06001 | rec: 1981 | 740Mb
But the new 1981 recording is all but unprecedented. (The album begins with pianist George Cables's solo already in progress and with the instruments momentarily offmic, and there are occasional audio artifacts of the whole concert having come from a cassette source; after the first minute, though, the sound is fine.) Just when you think Pepper is prepared to stretch the melody as far as it will go, he abandons the rest of the tune and slips effortlessly into an improvisation, returning to Jenkins's tune at the end of the first chorus.