Thursday Night at the Village Vanguard

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Thursday Night at the Village Vanguard
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Live album by
Released1979
RecordedJuly 28, 1977
Village Vanguard in NYC
Genre Jazz
Length58:07
Label Contemporary S 7642
Producer Lester Koenig
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Thursday Night at the Village Vanguard is a live album by saxophonist Art Pepper, recorded at the Village Vanguard in 1977 and released on the Contemporary label. [1] [2]

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Reception

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The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Art Pepper's appearances at the Village Vanguard in 1977 were a major success, making the brilliance of the West Coast-based altoist obvious to the New York critics... the music is consistently stimulating and emotional". [3]

Track listing

All compositions by Art Pepper except as indicated

  1. "Valse Triste" - 11:15
  2. "Goodbye" (Gordon Jenkins) - 11:49
  3. "Blues for Les" - 11:45
  4. "My Friend John" - 9:21
  5. "Blues For Heard" - 12:03 - CD Bonus Track

Personnel

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References

  1. Art Pepper Catalog accessed February 1, 2016
  2. Art Pepper : An Illustrated Discography of a Jazz Survivor accessed February 1, 2016
  3. 1 2 Yanow, Scott. Thursday Night at the Village Vanguard – Review at AllMusic . Retrieved February 1, 2016.