Galaxy, 2001, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: This five disc set is packed with energetic bursts of pure jazz. Art played his sax without holding back. The music comes from six sessions between between March 1979 and January 1982 on Atlas Records in Japan. Pepper is billed as a side man but he’s out front. Only the friendly competition from Sonny Stitt on session 4 suggests otherwise. Most songs are well over 5 minutes allowing ample improvisation and listening pleasure. The set is a worthwhile addition for any jazz lover.