Every month

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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Yes, it's August. Yes, it's the Freebie. It's the AUGUST FREEBIE!


Art called it "What Laurie Likes",  because  I did.  And I still do.  I’ll never get so hip I won’t want to boogie.  Art didn’t believe in categories, but there are always snobs who’ll sneer at a song with an overwhelming beat and a dearth of chords and label it, dismissively, “jazz-rock.” And that affected him, and he stopped playing it. right after this.  Art had played “jazz-rock” in Synanon and regularly at casuals, tunes like Watermelon Man, Ode to Billie Joe, etc. Simple, solid tunes like these reminded him of jamming through those funky nights on Central Avenue, when he was just a kid, and people danced. 

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