Distinguished SOTW Columnist and Saxophonistic Art
THE FEEL AND CRY IN HIS BALLADS WERE SOMETHING ELSE.
THANK YOU ORIC...As you know, and so do others....Art was coming out of swingin' and comin out of the culture of jazz swing. He had astounding musicianship,highly creative,original,ground breaking,even beautiful and what also WAS THERE is a constant with true swinging jazz. This is something that HAS to be dealt with on THE BANDSTAND. Real jazz has to have spirit,fire, and a beating heart. ALSO- you can not learn to play jazz in an air-conditioned room. ( More on that later, but it relates to the bandstand point I was making FWIW )Not heard that one for a while! Nice tune. People should listen to Pepper more.