If anybody wants to know my my personal favorite Art Pepper recordings, they are:
1. THIS ONE
2. "Goodbye" on the Village Vanguard set
3. "Our Song" on the Winter Moon album
4. *"Red Car" on the Neon Art (Omnivore) set—which will be released by Widow's Taste on CD next Spring.
I'M CHARGING TWO BUCKS FOR THIS PHENOMENAL TRACK NOW because I'm trying to raise money for my *NEXT RELEASE NEXT SPRING
I've released this as a Freebie. Those of you who downloaded it for free CONGRATS. Take a look at the site, tho. You may have missed some FREEBIES in the past.
Recorded at the Maiden Voyage with George Cables, David Williams, and Carl Burnett. Previously released.
"Everything Happens to Me" should have been Art's theme song.
He played the tune frequently during his early years, but he never played it—or in my opinion anything else—the way he plays it here. In my opinion, which may be worth very little because it's so subjective, nobody ever played anything quite as wonderful as this "Everything Happens to Me." I'll tell you Art's opinion. One afternoon he sat down and listened to it seriously. When it was over he looked up at me and shook his head. He was absolutely dazzled. He said, "I don't know...am I crazy?" I knew exactly what he meant. He meant that he didn't think anybody had ever before played anything quite as wonderful as this "Everything Happens to Me." But he must be crazy, because the world was not beating a path to his door or crowning him with lilies or electing him emperor—or even putting his picture on the cover of Down Beat.
released November 24, 2012
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