Art Pepper – ‘The Complete Art Pepper at Ronnie…

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The Complete Art Pepper at Ronnie Scott's 1980'  (7xLP box set including 16 page booklet) (Including seventeen performances previously unavailable along with all the tracks on the two Mole Jazz albums Blues For The Fisherman and True Blues) "Art Pepper was booked to appear at Ronnie Scott's during the last two weeks of June 1980  with his accompanying trio. The London booking was a success from the very beginning.

Word soon spread amongst the London jazz fraternity and arrangements were made to record the quartet before the Ronnie Scott's booking ended. The recording was being done for Mole Jazz, a record shop in King's Cross, London. Mole had come into being when three dedicated jazz enthusiasts - Ed Dipple, Pete Fincham and Graham Griffiths - decided to establish a shop designed solely for selling jazz records, new and second-hand. The Art Pepper recordings were to provide the first release issued by Mole namely, Blues For The Fisherman. A second album from these recordings, True Blues was released the following year.

For some years the two Mole Jazz albums have been unavailable to collectors but now the entire recordings made on the two nights at Ronnie's are presented, a total of 25 performances complete with dialogues by Art Pepper between several of the tunes..

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