Attn: Art Pepper fans

I just came uponthis screaming deal at Amazon. I already had a lot of these sides, but at the price it fills in a lot of holes. 98 songs for $6.99!

Looks cool - thanks for the heads up!

Wow! Can that be downloaded to iTunes on my PC? Dumb question, I’m sure.

Yeah, it’ll go in automatically if you use their downloader thing.

Thanks! Done.

Nice – thanks!


Wow. Just heard “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered,” now enjoying “When You’re Smiling”…only about nine more hours of music left to go! :wink: Watabahgin.

When I first saw that offering on Amazon, I thought it was 12 albums for $6.99 each. I didn’t think that was too bad, and wondered which to get first, then- hey!- wait a minute! :slight_smile:

I was going to post a link to this on FB, but it appears that it’s disappeared from Amazon. A mistake, or just a short-term deal?

Yeah, it’s completely gone.

Chefguy, did you get the Amazon Downloader figured out? If so, beware, because it makes buying music too easy :wink:

Yup; been listening to Art since then. Looking at other Art Pepper collections that cost more for much less music, I think Amazon had the wrong price on that item.

*Goes off to Google Art Pepper…
Huh, alto sax…
…and clarinet…
Let’s see if we can find something on YouTube…

Holy Cow! WHY was I not told of this man earlier?!

One of the best sax players in the West Coast scene, and that’s saying something. The guy had a lot of trouble with drugs through the years, and spent time in prison, including two tours in San Quentin. Check out the album ‘Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section’, recorded with Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, who played in the Miles Davis Quintet.

The September 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine featured a fascinating article about Art Pepper – about his junkie life (but not the usual clichés), and his apparently great autobiography “Straight Life” (written not entirely by him).

Only subscribers can read the whole thing at this time, but here’s the link anyway:

The Wiki article mentions how he hooked up with Frank Morgan (another addict) in San Quentin, and formed a small combo with him while there. Had to be very educational for both of them.

Straight Life is an Oral History, I believe produced by his wife, involving interviews of Pepper and others speaking about Pepper and the various situations he was in - including a life of addiction and crime. Incredible book and entirely worth reading.