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Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section

Label:Craft Recordings – CR00491, Contemporary Records – CR00491
Series:Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Mono, 180 g


A1You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Written-ByCole Porter
A2Red Pepper Blues
Written-ByArt Pepper, Red Garland
A4Waltz Me Blues2:55
A5Straight Life
Written-ByArt Pepper
B1Jazz Me Blues
Written-ByTom Delaney
B2Tin Tin Deo
Written-ByChano Pozo
B3Star Eyes
Written ByGene DePaul & Don Raye
Written-ByDon Raye, Gene DePaul
B4Birks' Works
Written-ByDizzy Gillespie

Companies, etc.



Record Store Day exclusive release, part of the April 23rd drop.

The US Record Store Day website states that this release was released in a quantity of 6,000 copies.

Comes with a 'Quality Record Pressings' rice paper inner sleeve.

[From back cover]
Recorded at Contemporary's studio in Los Angeles, January 19, 1957.
Sound by Roy DuNann.
℗ 2021 & © 1957 Craft Recordings
Made in U.S.A.

[From hype sticker]
• Recorded by Roy DuNann and featuring an all-star quartet that includes Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones
• ALL-ANALOG mastering from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman
• Pressed on 180-gram Vinyl at QRP.
"A diamond of recorded jazz history" - All Music Guide

[On labels]
℗ 2021 & © 1957 Craft Recordings

A1 <> Chappell & Co., Inc. ASCAP
A2, A4 <> © 1957 Contemporary Music. BMI
A3 <> ABC Music Corp. ASCAP
A5, B4 <> [blank]
B1 <> E. B. Marks Music Corp. BMI
B2 <> Consolidated Music Publishers, Inc. ASCAP
B3 <> Leo Feist, Inc. ASCAP

Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, hype sticker): 8 88072 39978 5
  • Barcode (Scanned, hype sticker): 0888072399785
  • Rights Society (A1, A3, B2, B3): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (A2, A4, B1): BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): CR00491-A BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): CR00491-B BG

Other Versions (5 of 92)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (LP, Album, Mono)Contemporary RecordsC 3532US1957
New Submission
Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (LP, Album)Vogue Records, Contemporary RecordsLAC.12066UK1957
New Submission
Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (LP, Album)Contemporary RecordsC 3532Australia1957
New Submission
Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (LP, Album, Mono)Contemporary RecordsC 3532Chile1957
New Submission
Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (Reel-To-Reel, 3 ¾ ips, ¼", 4-Track Stereo, 7" Cine Reel, Album)Contemporary RecordsCYX 7018US1957
ToRockNRoll's avatar
I am usually not big fan of Mono releases especially with that era of contemporary, but this one is truly an exception. Great dynamics and lots of space that makes instruments shine.

Great mastering by BG, and my copy is flat and clean.

That being said, if you missed on this one, I don't see a need to overpay for it since I doubt the upcoming stereo release is going to be that much different.
CL4691..'s avatar
My copy is warped, not happy about that. With that being said, does not affect playback at all. This is a fantastic press, quality mastering. A must have in my opinion.
J-Keller's avatar
This met every expectation I had with all the hype that was building for this release prior to RSD. It's fantastic.
ausgraeme's avatar
As the owner of a perfectly ok OJC stereo pressing I originally had no interest in this but today I dropped by my local record store and picked up 2 second hand jazz records. At the counter there was a crate with left over RSD records and 2 copies were in the stack so I thought what the heck I’ll grab a copy and see if the hype is justified. And I dare say it actually was in this case. My OJC copy sounds great. However this mono version sounds a genuine cut above - a lot more cohesive and the drums of Philly Jo sound simply sublime. This record is truly a joy to listen to. After I listened to this I put my OJC copy on again and it does still sound really good - but I’ve got to say this mono version sounds noticeably better - more natural sounding and punchier.
My copy wasn’t entirely flat but nothing that affected playback. Apart from that the vinyl was extremely silent and the pressing is wonderful. Very VERY happy with this one. This is as close to perfect as it gets and earns a genuine “wow”!
skyscraperiloveyou's avatar
What an amazing sounding pressing; already one of my favorites.
trondam's avatar
WOW!!! What a great sounding pressing! Everything is just perfect, thanks for this release 😎🎷🎶
geeahcee's avatar
Record all good apart from very slight warping that doesn't bother me.
AntonMassacre1's avatar
Deep scratch on side B of mine causing a repetitive tick throughout the 1st track. Took a photo and submitted a form on their website. They advised me that they were simply a fulfillment centre and there was nothing they could do. I said fine, please share contact information with me for someone who is able to assist. Obviously they were also unwilling to do this as well. I had similar RSD defects in the past with companies like Resonance and Rough Trade who immediately mailed out replacements. Craft doesn’t stand by their products, albeit usually of good quality, and have terrible customer service.
tysonjsterling's avatar
Edited one month ago
Mine was warped. My record store flattened it for me with their Furutech. My only vinyl reference for this album is the one you could buy on amazon for about $20 OJC-338 (S-7532) and credits a 1988 Phil De Lancie master for the OJC series--not sure what the source of these newer OJC reissue pressings is (is the source the Phil De Lancie cut or are they some other cut that is not credited on the back of the jacket) because matrix runout on the newer OJC reissue I have does not match the original OJC pressings...For me the RSD mono is what I would choose to listen to but the amazon cheapie does not sound too bad.
adamrant's avatar
To echo all the gushing reviews below. Unbelievable pressing and mastering. Possibly the best sounding mono recording in my collection. Unreal. Can’t wait to hear the stereo.