Carter, bass; Al Foster, drums. 3 tracks with George Cables, piano;
Charlie Haden, bass; Billy Higgins, drums) – Analog Productions Revival
Series APR 3013 ****:
There is no listing of
the original label for this classic Pepper alto outing, but it looks
like it could be one of the Fantasy jazz labels. The year was l979 and
he had some of the top sidemen in jazz of the day supporting him. After
the quirky opening Thelonious Monk standard and Pepper’s own Blues for
Blanche, the rest of the album stresses the lyrical side of this
bedeviled jazzman who wished he were black. Great sonics with fine
presence. I was furnished a test pressing, so can’t speak definitely
about the finished product.
Tracks: Straight No Chaser; Blues for Blanche, So In Love, Diane, Stardust.