Art Pepper

Ballads by Four

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Four separate saxophonists (three tenors and an altoist) are featured on a ballad apiece on this LP, all of them accompanied by pianist Stanley Cowell, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Roy Haynes. Art Pepper is quite passionate on "Over the Rainbow," John Klemmer really stretches out (over 12 1/2 minutes) on "God Bless the Child," Johnny Griffin finds warmth in "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and Joe Henderson investigates "Good Morning, Heartache." Each of the fine performances hold one's interest, making this an LP worth getting.

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