All About Art Pepper Live at Fat Tuesday’s

Laurie Pepper, John Koenig and Zev Feldman discuss the Elemental Music release, Art Pepper Live at Fat Tuesday’s from an April, 1981 Engagement at New York’s Iconic Jazz Club, Fat Tuesdays. Five extended live performances by Art Pepper from the spring of 1981, Pepper’s most fertile period after his re-emergence onto the music scene in the mid-1970s after years in prison and rehabilitation from drug addiction. Recorded April 15,1981. Featuring Pepper with a rhythm section made up of long-time associate, pianist Milcho Leviev and two all-star guests, bassist George Mraz and drummer Al Foster. The package features a 40-page booklet that includes comprehensive essays by noted jazz historian and author Brian Priestley (including a lengthy and probing interview Priestly conducted with Pepper in 1980), French music scholar and journalist Stéphane Ollivier, an extensive interview by producer Zev Feldman with Pepper’s widow, Laurie Pepper, a personal recollection of Art Pepper by jazz producer John Koenig and an first-person account by Fat Tuesday’s General Manager, Steve Getz, of Pepper’s engagement at the club, which yielded these recordings, as well as previously unpublished photographs by Laurie Pepper. Purchase:

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