FREE: But Beautiful: Burke​-​Van Heusen

by Art Pepper

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This track's origins must, for various reasons, remain mysterious. The song was one of Art's favorites. True story: One day a call came in on our unlisted number asking Art to play a special gig. It was the funeral of a man Art had never met—who was a major fan. The money (always important) was good, and they weren't asking for the whole band. just Art. Art asked what tune they'd like to hear. They left it up to him. He pondered. Definitely NOT "Goodbye!" He finally decided on "But Beautiful." Art believed in beauty and believed it worked for any occasion.

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Don't make me shill!
You know the drill
I need moola to put out the melodies.
So if you're able
Leave a little on the table.
And you can count on getting albums soon–
with all amenities!
(like photos, booklets, stories etc.)

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released April 18, 2014
Art Pepper, George Cables, David Williams, Carl Burnett

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