TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
Album notes donít always tell the whole story. Contemporary president Lester
Koenig, who rightly felt that Art had yet to record with musicians who were his
equal, wanted to take advantage of Miles Davisí quintet being in L.A. But Pepper
hadnít been playing for several months, and his horn was in a state of
To minimize anxiety, the session was kept secret from Art until the last minute.
But Pepper always rose to a challenge: he taped up his dried-out cork, arrived
for the date, and proceeded to record an album widely considered the most
important of his career.
ē Vinyl LP
Philly Joe Jones
1. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
2. Red Pepper Blues
4. Waltz Me Blues
5. Straight Life
6. Jazz Me Blues
7. Tin Tin Deo
8. Star Eyes
9. Birks' Works
Recorded January 19, 1957 at Contemporary's studio in Los Angeles.