• art pepper quintet Smack Up (CD, £8.75)

    The Poll Winners series: classic albums reviewed in the legendary Downbeat magazine.  Originally awarded 4˝ stars by Downbeat Mag.  Art Pepper’s complete original album ‘Smack Up’. Marks Pepper’s second to last album as a leader before entering prison to serve the longest of his drug-related sentences.  Bonus tracks - quintet with Shelly Manne (drums) Los Angeles, summer 1959 and with Chet Baker and Harold Land Los Angeles, March 6, 1959.  Includes 16-page booklet with rare photos and the original as well as updated liner notes.

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