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Winter Moon
Art Pepper
Winter Moon
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Alto saxophonist Art Pepper, a link from Los Angeles' burgeoning Central Avenue jazz scene in the '40s to the post-bop ferment of the '60s, was a survivor of his own hell-bent instincts and the general chaos of the jazz mi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Art Pepper
Title: Winter Moon
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ojc
Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 025218667722

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Alto saxophonist Art Pepper, a link from Los Angeles' burgeoning Central Avenue jazz scene in the '40s to the post-bop ferment of the '60s, was a survivor of his own hell-bent instincts and the general chaos of the jazz milieu when he enjoyed a heartening comeback in the late '70s. Like Charlie Parker, in whose shadow he had often labored, Pepper was a brilliant, often furious improvisor with a sentimental streak expressed in his fragile, moving ballads. This autumnal album fulfilled a desire shared with Bird--to set the smoky, elegiac timbre of Pepper's most carefully shaped lines against the clean foil of strings. 1980's Winter Moon establishes and sustains a middle-of-the- night atmosphere by hewing strictly to moody ballads, and giving Pepper a spare but plush backdrop of strings that allow him and a smartly chosen small group to shine on a mix of originals and covers culminating in his reading of the Hoagy Carmichael title song. --Sam Sutherland

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Deeply Beautfiul
Terry Madden | 12/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is deeply beautiful. The first notes of Art Pepper's saxophone on the first cut, "Our Song," sinks into the marrow of my bones. I may not know Art Pepper, but I know he knows my grief. I thank God for giving us Art Pepper and this music. For me, it's a very personal healing experience."
Art With Strings!!
The New Englander | Connecticut | 05/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"On hearing "Our Song" after he just recorded it for this session, Art stated that he couldn't have done better than he did on that song- he couldn't understand why anyone wouldn't like it. This was a project that was dear to his heart and the whole project is above what you would normally expect from a "strings" album of a major jazz star. This recording was one of his best from his later period."
Highly recommend; Art Pepper is a genius
Butrus Salim | Gloucester, MA | 09/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Art Pepper's genius is clear on this record. I love his lyricism. The alternate take of "The Prisoner" is my favorite track. Extremely moving."