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Performer: Art Pepper
Genre: Jazz
Title: Straight Life
Country: US
Released: 1979
Style: Bop, Post Bop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1734 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1666 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1294 mb
Rating: 4.3
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Straight Life is a 1979 jazz album by saxophonist Art Pepper playing with Tommy Flanagan, Red Mitchell, Billy Higgins and Kenneth Nash. Some versions have the bonus track "Long Ago (and Far Away)". Surf Ride" (Art Pepper) – 6:57. Nature Boy" (eden ahbez) – 9:55. Straight Life" (Art Pepper) – 4:09. September Song" (Anderson; Kurt Weill) – 11:00. Make A List" (Art Pepper) – 9:46. Recorded on 21 September 1979. Art Pepper – alto saxophone. Tommy Flanagan – piano.

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Straight Life - Студийный альбом от Art Pepper. В альбом вошло 15 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 01:14:48. Art Pepper Jazz Me Blues Meets The Rhythm Section 1957. Art Pepper - Jazz Me Blues. Art Pepper, Jazz Me Blues. Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section: Jazz Me Blues. Jazz Me Blues - Art Pepper.

Alto Saxophone – Art Pepper. Drums – Billy Higgins. Engineer – Wally Buck. Mastered By – David Turner (2). Photography By – Laurie Pepper, Phil Bray. Piano – Tommy Flanagan. Straight Life ‎(CD, Album, RE). Galaxy, Original Jazz Classics. GXY-5127, OJCCD-475-2. Straight Life ‎(LP, S/Sided, Album).

Art Pepper (Arthur Edward Pepper J. Gardena, California, September 1, 1925 – Los Angeles, California, June 15, 1982), was an American alto saxophonist. He began his career in the 1940s, playing with Benny Carter and Stan Kenton (1946-52). By the 1950s Pepper was recognized as one of the leading alto saxophonists in jazz, epitomized by his finishing second only to Charlie Parker as Best Alto Saxophonist in the Down Beat magazine Readers Poll of 1952.

Art and Laurie Pepper's Straight Life-The Story of Art Pepper exists as a classic biography within an autobiography, wrapped in a memoir. Published originally in 1979 and then again in 1994 with a new afterword, updating the alto saxophonist's story from 1979 until his death in 1982, Straight Life remains the touchstone of the post-bebop West Coast jazz life. The album art of these LPs depicts a physically beautiful man, intense and smoldering. The music reveals an alto saxophonist and clarinetist with an empathic knack for ballads and burners, a knack that would transform into a battlefield in the latter part of Pepper's career. In the recording chronology, after Pepper had recorded the sides which would become Intensity (Contemporary, 1960) on November 23- 25, 1960, it would be 15 years before Pepper would record again as a leader.

Art Pepper began recording himself talking about his life around 1973, "as an act of catharsis and stabilization". The tapes formed the basis for the writing and forming of the book. The book is mainly a description of events in Art Pepper's life. He details his early sexual anxiety; his turning to alcohol, marijuana and harder drugs, leading to periods in prison; marriage and divorce; developing racism; and addiction treatment at Synanon. New York Album released: 1985. Straight Life - The Savoy Sessions released: 1984. The Complete Pacific Jazz Small Group Recordings Of Art Pepper released: 1983. Darn That Dream released: 1982. High Jingo released: 1982. Fat Tuesday's, New York (1981-04-15) released: 1981. So in Love released: 1980.

The vast majority of these sides were recorded in the early to mid-'50s when Art Pepper worked as a sideman (mostly with Shorty Rogers), as well as on his own early sides for Pacific Jazz. The earliest version of "Straight Life" is here, as is his early fascination with Latin music in a nice version of "Tin Tin Deo," with bassist Scott LaFaro. For the most part, however, these collections on Giants of Jazz offer nothing that serious fans of an artist don't already have somewhere, and serve a somewhat less proper introduction.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Surf Ride 6:57
A2 Nature Boy
Written-By – Eden Ahbez
A3 Straight Life 4:09
B1 September Song
Written-By – Weill*, Anderson*
B2 Make A List 9:46

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Fantasy Studios
  • Distributed By – Carrere


  • Alto Saxophone – Art Pepper
  • Bass – Red Mitchell
  • Drums – Billy Higgins
  • Engineer – Wally Buck
  • Mastered By – David Turner
  • Photography By – Laurie Pepper, Phil Bray
  • Piano – Tommy Flanagan
  • Producer – Ed Michel
  • Reco-reco, Cowbell – Kenneth Nash (tracks: B2)
  • Written-By – Art Pepper (tracks: A1, A3, B2)


Recorded September 21, 1979 at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA,
℗ 1979, Galaxy Records
Distributed by Fantasy® Records
Tenth & Parker
Barkley, Ca, 94710

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 3218030681756

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GXY-5127 Art Pepper Straight Life ‎(LP, Album) Galaxy GXY-5127 US 1979
68.175 Art Pepper Straight Life ‎(LP, Album) Galaxy 68.175 France 1979
GXY-5127 Art Pepper Straight Life ‎(LP, Album) Galaxy GXY-5127 US 1979
GXY-5127, OJCCD-475-2 Art Pepper Straight Life ‎(CD, Album, RE) Galaxy, Original Jazz Classics GXY-5127, OJCCD-475-2 US 1990
VIJ-6322 Art Pepper Straight Life ‎(LP, Album) Galaxy VIJ-6322 Japan 1980