Art Pepper ‎– Meets The Rhythm Section

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Art Peppers 10th album as a leader, recorded on a January 19, 1957 session with the at the time Miles Davis rhythm section, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers (3) and drummer "Philly" Joe Jones.
Although today reviewed as a Pepper classic, according to legend Art Pepper was only informed about the session the same morning and only met with the rhythm section when arriving unprepared at the studio - with a saxophone in bad shape.

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C 3532 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album) Contemporary Records C 3532 US 1957 Sell This Version
C 3532 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album) Contemporary Records C 3532 Australia 1957 Sell This Version
LAC.12066 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album) Vogue Records, Contemporary Records LAC.12066 UK 1957 Sell This Version
LY 1007 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, Mono) London Records LY 1007 Japan 1957 Sell This Version
C 3532 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, Mono) Contemporary Records C 3532 Chile 1957 Sell This Version
CYX 7018 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) Contemporary Records CYX 7018 US 1957 Sell This Version
S 7018 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album) Contemporary Records, Stereo Records (4) S 7018 US 1958 Sell This Version
LAC.12066 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, Mono) Contemporary Records LAC.12066 UK 1966 Sell This Version
SR 3085 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album) Contemporary Records SR 3085 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
S7532 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, RE) Contemporary Records S7532 US 1972 Sell This Version
LAX 3011 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, RE) Contemporary Records LAX 3011 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
TXA-3015 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Contemporary Records TXA-3015 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
GXC-3101 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, RE) Contemporary Records GXC-3101 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
P-7563, S7532 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, RE) Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records P-7563, S7532 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
S7532 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, RE) Contemporary Records S7532 US 1984 Sell This Version
VDJ-1556 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(CD, Album, RE, RM) Contemporary Records VDJ-1556 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
CDCOP 004 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(CD, Album, RE) Contemporary Records CDCOP 004 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
98.636 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(CD, Album, RE) Contemporary Records 98.636 France 1987 Sell This Version
OJCCD-338-2, S-7532 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Original Jazz Classics, Contemporary Records OJCCD-338-2, S-7532 US 1988 Sell This Version
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OJC-338, C-7532, S-7532 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, RE, RM) Original Jazz Classics, Contemporary Records, Contemporary Records OJC-338, C-7532, S-7532 US 1988 Sell This Version
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S7532, NM 23 410-L Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, RE, RM) Contemporary Records, Nuevos Medios S7532, NM 23 410-L Spain 1990 Sell This Version
OJCCD-338-2, S-7532 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(CD, Album, RE) Original Jazz Classics, Contemporary Records OJCCD-338-2, S-7532 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
S7532 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, RE) Contemporary Records S7532 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
APJ 010 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Analogue Productions APJ 010 US 1992 Sell This Version
YFJL-646, OJC-338, C 3532 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album) Yeh Eum Records, Original Jazz Classics, Contemporary Records YFJL-646, OJC-338, C 3532 South Korea 1993 Sell This Version
VICJ-5079 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Contemporary Records VICJ-5079 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
VICJ-2098 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(CD, Album, RE, RM) Contemporary Records VICJ-2098 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
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CCD-7532-2 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(CD, Album, RE) Contemporary Records CCD-7532-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
XRCD 60087 Art Pepper Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(CD, Album, XRC) JVC XRCD 60087 2001 Sell This Version
VIAJ-6001 Art Pepper Art Pepper Meets The Rythm Section(DVD-A, Album, Mono) Contemporary Records VIAJ-6001 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
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771887 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) WaxTime 771887 Spain 2013 Sell This Version
UCGO-9041 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(SACD, Album, RE, SHM) Contemporary Records UCGO-9041 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
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UCCO-8016 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, UHQ) Contemporary Records UCCO-8016 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
37103 Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Jazz Images 37103 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
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Sonadina

Sonadina

March 3, 2019
referencing Meets The Rhythm Section, CD, Album, RE, RM, 0025218633826
A pick-up date to die for. This date is traditionally seen as a watershed moment in Pepper's career, both in aesthetic terms and in terms of public recognition. Miles Davis was playing on the West Coast, and Les Koenig set up this date in which Pepper sits in with Davis's rhythm section (Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Philly Joe Jones on drums).

Almost miraculously, this hastily arranged pick-up date (famously kept secret from Pepper until the morning of the session, fearing he'd pull an Art Pepper and resort to Cocaine instead of a nerve-wrecking session with a group of formidable East Coast musicians) with its assortment of easily-picked standards and a couple originals, turned out to be one of the best jazz records of the 1950s.

Perhaps it comes as no surprise that Pepper and the Davis rhythm section hit it off. Pepper's style, though certainly strongly influenced by Charlie Parker, is still grounded in his affection for earlier saxophonists like Benny Carter and Lester Young; his repertoire often included pre-bop standards like "I Can't Believe You're in Love with Me" or, on this recording, "Jazz Me Blues" (from the Bix Beiderbecke/Frankie Trumbauer records). His signature tune, "Straight Life", given a superb reading here, is a lightning-fast contrafact on the old standard "After You've Gone". Miles Davis was similarly in the 1950s exploring 1920s and 1930s pop songs that the original boppers would rarely have touched (there's a telling anecdote in Davis's autobiography, about his struggle to get a cocky young Jackie McLean to learn the old standards instead of just concentrating on modern tunes).

But Pepper was also pointing ahead to the future: though he was an elegantly pointed player with a great tone, his sound sometimes has distortions and bends that give great emotional impact to his playing (he is light-years away from the glibness and overrelaxation which sometimes afflicted West Coast jazz), an approach that was to make him one of the first of the older musicians to recognize the importance of Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane and to incorporate elements of their freedom into his playing.

This is an essential modern jazz album. I wasn't too familiar with Contemporary but now eager to add more of their releases into my library. The sound quality is impeccable, and the thought that this was recorded in 1957 is crazy and sick - in the best of ways.
jasonsouza77

jasonsouza77

November 15, 2018
referencing Meets The Rhythm Section, LP, Album, RE, LAX 3011
dear jazz fans, this is the first stereo japan pressing on LP? thanks
melvinmephistopheles

melvinmephistopheles

August 18, 2012
referencing Meets The Rhythm Section, LP, Album, LAC.12066

Stone cold classic. One of those jazz records (Sonny Rollins' Saxophone Colossus might be another) where each participant contributes to the max. The rhythm section meant Miles' rhythm section. On quite a long record for the era, Art goes at it all the way. Not an easy listen but something you ought to hear.