FREEBIE: Art & Warne Donna Lee 7 minute Teaser

by Art Pepper

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Here is a whole HALF of a tune included in the 3 Disc set, UNRELEASED ART: VOLUME 9 - Art Pepper & Warne Marsh at Donte's, April 26, 1974! BUY THE ALBUM AT photo-collage is from the 16 page booklet included with the album.


From the Liner Note: "Donna Lee is one of my favorite bebop tunes in the world. It's got this oddly oblique melody that enchants me-and it's my favorite track on this album. And because we're at a jam session, we excuse occasional confusions and mistakes. Donna Lee is supposed to stop on a dime.John Heard forgets and plays another note, then cleans that up, and everybody laughs.
A number of people remark on Warne's "cerebral" approach, but what I hear from Warne on this track is rock-solid: it's swinging, and exception­ally cheery. And then, along comes Art. Bringing excitement. This is what jazz can be, ought to always be: Exhilaration rules! Underneath the audience applause, you hear Art's satisfaction; "Yeah," he tells the band."


released November 16, 2016
Band is Art Pepper, alto sax; Warne Marsh, tenor sax; Mark Levine, piano; John Heard bass; Lew Malin, Drums.



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