Art Pepper Presents “West Coast Sessions!” Volume 6: Shelly Manne
Release date: September 29, 2017
1981 session featuring Shelly Manne & Art Pepper. Contains alternate take of “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You!”
In 1977 Art came back from the dead. Or so it seemed to those who followed him, followed his music.
And then in 1979, the Japanese came calling in the guise of a small record label, Yupiteru, later Atlas. They wanted Art to record for them. By then, Art was under exclusive contract to Fantasy/Galaxy records and couldn’t record as a leader. However, and I think I deserve credit for this sneaky idea, he could be a “sideman.” And he could choose the “leaders.” He did six albums for Atlas with six terrific “leaders.” And they are classics, now.—Laurie Pepper
Originally issued as Hollywood Jam: Shelly Manne And His West Coast Friends in 1981, this session was recorded at Sage & Sound Studio in Hollywood, CA on May 4, 1981 and featured Shelly Manne on drums, Bill Watrous, trombone, Bob Cooper, tenor sax, Pete Jolly on piano, Monty Budwig, bass, and of course, Art Pepper on alto sax. It was only released on LP in Japan.
Now available worldwide as Art Pepper Presents “West Coast Sessions!” Volume 6: Shelly Manne, these performances are finally available again. In addition to the remastered album, an alternate take of “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You” is included (it previously only appeared on The Hollywood All-Star Sessions boxed set from 2001). This release also includes photos and new liner notes from Laurie Pepper.
Art Pepper Presents “West Coast Sessions!” Volume 6: Shelly Manne joins the other 5 volumes of Art Pepper Presents “West Coast Sessions!” in celebration of superb artists firing on all cylinders.
Just Friends These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) Hollywood Jam Blues Lover Come Back To Me Limehouse Blues I’m Getting Sentimental Over You I’m Getting Sentimental Over You(Alternate Take)