Recorded At Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, in 1979 (the Art Pepper Today session) with Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes


From the Memoir:
During a break, Stanley was fooling around at the piano and
he started playing a gorgeous ballad. A few people looked up,
because it was so pretty. Art, in all innocence, remarked that it
was really nice, what was it? He probably hadn’t listened to it for
more than thirty years. When Stanley said that it was Art’s tune,
“Patricia” (written for his daughter), and offered that he liked it,
Art decided to play it.
They all went back into the studio. Art suggested that
they do just a bluesy sort of coda, a long tag at the end. He
looked dubiously at the guys, not sure whether they knew what
he was talking about. They played the tune, and then Cecil
McBee, the bassist, carried them into a gorgeous, funky, perfect
ending. They finished, came into the studio, listened to the
playback. Wow. Impressed silence.
Roy Haynes broke it. To Art: “Where did you say you
were from?”
Art: “Gardena, California.”
Roy: “Is that South Gardena?”




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