Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section
Label: Concord Records
Since this tenor saxophonist was so consistently good, it can be hard to pick one session as his best. That said, this set with Miles Davis' rhythm section is a career highlight. With no rehearsal and a taped-together mouthpiece, the eternally troubled Pepper joined Red Garland (piano), Philly Joe Jones (drums) and Paul Chambers (bass) to cut this East-meets-West classic.