Art Pepper Quintet Smack Up on LP
Featuring Jack Sheldon, Pete Jolly, Jimmy Bond & Frank Butler
Art Pepper left a legacy of innumerable appearances on records, but his sessions for Contemporary always seemed to find him in the best company and in the best shape. Here his impassioned alto saxophone is appropriately applied to the compositions of six saxophonists, among them Benny Carter, Ornette Coleman, and Pepper himself. The presence of Jack Sheldon in a rare performance as a small-group trumpeter was another stimulating factor in the album's success.
Art Pepper (alto saxophone)
Jack Sheldon (trumpet)
Pete Jolly (piano)
Jimmy Bond (bass)
Frank Butler (drums)