Art Pepper on Jazz:West and Intro Records
James A. Harrod
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A history of the Jazz:West label established by Herb Kimmel in 1954. Jazz artists recorded by Kimmel include: Jack Sheldon, Walter Norris, Zoot Sims, Jane Fielding, Kenny Drew, Joe Maini, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, James Clay, Julius Wechter, and Art Pepper. Additional chapters examine Art Pepper's continuing recording career from July 1956 through April 1957 including Pepper's recordings on Tampa, Pacific Jazz, Intro, and Omegatape. The book includes a previously unpublished interview with Art and Laurie Pepper by Will Thornbury where Pepper discusses his recordings from this period.