Galaxy, 2005, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Art took the risky approach of placing his sax in front of a full string section. It was originally recorded in 1980 including Cecil McBee (b), Carl Burnett (d), Stanley Cowell (p) and Howard Roberts (g). This can result in elegance or it can be a disaster. Pepper does a good job, especially on “Blues In The Night” (on clarinet), “Here’s That Rainy Day” and “The Prisoner” a very warm ballad. There are 7 songs plus 3 alternate takes that are worthy of admission on this romantic session.