Live at the Vanguard, Vols. 1-4

Art Pepper

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Live at the Vanguard, Vols. 1-4 Review

by Ron Wynn

Alto saxophonist Art Pepper recorded several albums during an extended stint at the Village Vanguard in 1977. They were originally issued as Live at the Vanguard, Vols. 1-4, then reissued using various weeknights as the reference. Either way, all are exceptional, with burning Pepper solos, outstanding secondary solos by pianist George Cables, and equally fine work from bassist George Mraz and drummer Elvin Jones. This was rereleased on CD as Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard.