Art Pepper - Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) [APO Remaster 2002] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC / PROPER

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Art Pepper - Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) [APO Remaster 2002] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC / PROPER

Art Pepper - Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) [Analogue Productions 2002]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:49 minutes | Scans included | 1,46 GB
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Album notes don't always tell the whole story. Contemporary president Les Koenig, who rightly felt that Art had yet to record with musicians who were his equal, wanted to take advantage of Miles Davis' quintet being in L.A. But Pepper hadn't been playing for several months, and his horn was in a state of disrepair. To minimize anxiety, the session was kept secret from Art until the last minute. But Pepper always rose to a challenge: he taped to his dried-out cork, arrived for the date, and proceeded to record an album widely considered the most important of his career. This is an all tube recording from the microphones to the tape machine.

By the time of this, Art Pepper's tenth recording as a leader, he was making his individual voice on the alto saxophone leave the cozy confines of his heroes Charlie Parker and Lee Konitz. Joining the Miles Davis rhythm section of pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones made the transformation all that more illuminating. It's a classic east meets west, cool plus hot but never lukewarm combination that provides many bright moments for the quartet during this exceptional date from that great year in music, 1957. A bit of a flip, loosened but precise interpretation of the melody on "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" gets the ball rolling, followed by a "Bags Groove" parallel with "Red Pepper Blues," and a delicate, atypical treatment of "Imagination." A compositional collaboration of Pepper and Chambers on the quick "Waltz Me Blues" and hard-edged, running-as-fast-as-he-can take of "Straight Life" really sets the gears whirring. Philly Joe Jones is a great bop drummer, no doubt, one of the all-time greats with Kenny Clarke and Max Roach. His crisp Latin-to-swing pace for "Tin Tin Deo" deserves notice, masterful in its creation and seamlessness. Pepper makes a typical "Star Eyes" brighter, and he goes into a lower octave tone, more like a tenor, for "Birks Works" and the bonus track "The Man I Love." It's clear he has heard his share of Stan Getz in this era. Though Art Pepper played with many a potent trio, this one inspires him to the maximum, and certainly makes for one of his most substantive recordings after his initial incarcerations, and before his second major slip into the deep abyss of drug addiction.


01. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
02. Red Pepper Blues
03. Imagination
04. Waltz Me Blues
05. Straight Life
06. Jazz Me Blues
07. Tin Tin Deo
08. Star Eyes
09. Birks' Works
10. The Man I Love [Bonus Track]

Recorded on January 19, 1957 at Contemporary's Studios, Los Angeles.
Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab.

foobar2000 1.3.17 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

Analyzed: Art Pepper, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones / Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR14 -5.53 dB -23.76 dB 5:28 01-You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
DR14 -5.16 dB -23.78 dB 3:41 02-Red Pepper Blues
DR15 -6.69 dB -24.81 dB 5:54 03-Imagination
DR15 -4.36 dB -24.62 dB 2:58 04-Waltz Me Blues
DR14 -5.02 dB -22.98 dB 4:01 05-Straight Life
DR14 -8.37 dB -25.88 dB 4:50 06-Jazz Me Blues
DR14 -7.93 dB -26.96 dB 7:45 07-Tin Tin Deo
DR15 -5.25 dB -25.56 dB 5:15 08-Star Eyes
DR14 -5.45 dB -24.50 dB 4:21 09-Birks' Works
DR13 -7.58 dB -23.49 dB 6:36 10-The Man I Love

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

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Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 2,03 GB