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Art Pepper Quintet - Smack Up album mp3

Performer: Art Pepper Quintet
Title: Smack Up
Country: US
Released: 1986
Style: Bop
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 995

On one side, former Kenton ensemble player works his way up the 1950s cool/bop divide, comfortable in either realm while beholden to neither. On the other side, battle-scarred veteran makes his peace with New Thing changes while emerging as last West Coast vet standing. These are simplifications, of course - as overly tidy as anointing Pepper another Bird acolyte. To the extent that most post-war/pre-free saxophone players were Bird acolytes, Pepper fit the description. But as Smack Up, his quasi-conceptual studio session for Contemporary, makes clear, the horn man was nobody’s mere apostle

The title of this recording, Smack Up is ironic and inadvertently truthful. Within a short period, Art Pepper would begin spending many years in jail due to his heroin addiction; this was his next-to-last album from that period. Despite the bleak future, the great altoist (who never seemed to make an uninspired record during his unstable life) is in excellent form in a quintet with trumpeter Jack Sheldon, pianist Pete Jolly, bassist Jimmy Bond, and drummer Frank Butler. Highlights of this fine album include Harold Land's title cut, the five/four blues "Las Cuevas de Mario," and.

Album · 1959 · 6 Songs. More By Art Pepper Quintet. See All. Smack Up. 1959. Live at Donte's, 1968.

Smack Up. Исполнитель. Art Pepper - The Classy Catalogue Recordings Series. UMG, The Orchard Music (от лица компании "Classy Catalogue Recordings"); CMRRA, Bicycle Music Co. (Publishing)" и другие авторские общества (3).

How Can You Lose, 06:51. Maybe Next Year, 04:21. Solid Citizens (Take 33), 06:29. Solid Citizens (Take 37), 06:28.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Smack Up
Composed By – Harold Land
2 Las Cuevas De Mario
Composed By – Art Pepper
3 A Bit Of Basie
Composed By – Buddy Collette
4 How Can You Lose
Composed By – Benny Carter
5 Maybe Next Year
Composed By – Duane Tatro
6 Tears Inside
Composed By – Ornette Coleman
7 Solid Citizens (Take 33) 6:29
8 Solid Citizens (Take 37) 6:30


  • Alto Saxophone – Art Pepper
  • Bass – Jimmy Bond
  • Drums – Frank Butler
  • Piano – Pete Jolly
  • Trumpet – Jack Sheldon


Recorded October 24 & 25, 1960 at Contemporary Records in Los Angeles.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 98800210926 5

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
M3602 Art Pepper Quintet Smack Up ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Contemporary Records M3602 US 1962
UCCO-90181 Art Pepper Quintet Smack Up ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Contemporary Records UCCO-90181 Japan 2013
COP 031 Art Pepper Quintet Smack Up ‎(LP, Album, RE) Contemporary Records, Boplicity Records COP 031 UK 1986
OJC-176, C-7602 Art Pepper Quintet Smack Up ‎(LP, Album, RE) Original Jazz Classics, Contemporary Records OJC-176, C-7602 US 1984
CCD-7602-2 Art Pepper Quintet Smack Up ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Wit) Contemporary Records CCD-7602-2 US 2004

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