BELOW find an exceptionally relaxed and swinging version of Art's Y.I. Blues (also sometimes called Untitled #34). It will be on my next release, "Unreleased Art Pepper Vol. VII, Osaka 1980." Featuring George Cables, Tony Dumas, Carl Burnett. (pictured: George & Art in Japan).
I promise I will upload a free download soon, next month, in fact.
Meanwhile some &^%$#@ has released a bootleg version of my planned next release: The Aforementioned Osaka '80 concert
PLEASE WAIT FOR MINE!
My double cd will be cheaper, my liner notes more extensive and revealing, and there will be at least a dozen great photos, maybe more. And of course the audio quality will be incomparably superior, thanks to the incomparable Wayne Peet.
My Widow's Taste release will be in August. I don't want to rush it because I want it to be as perfect as I can make it. So listen to this lovely (not-yet-remastered) track and please please wait for the rest. P.S. This set will include a gorgeous solo by George Cables and the only recorded live performance of Art playing "Winter Moon."
Every month I'll post a new "taste" of Art Pepper's music as a FREE DOWNLOAD. These tastes are given away because they are "unreleasable" by virtue of the recording being cut off at beginning or end or by brief audio problems that occurred in the recording process.
THEY'RE TOO STUNNING TO HIDE AWAY IN MY FILES AS YOU'LL SOON SEE.
I'll also post occasional journal entries including updates on new releases.