Picture of Heath
1 x LP
2019 repressed on Audiophile 180gram VIRGIN VINYL= Pepper and Baker are at their best alto sax and trumpet, tightly knit in the cool-bop ensembles and offering urgent well-argued solos. ...
Release date 12-02-2019(Originally released in 1961)
2019 repressed on Audiophile 180gram VIRGIN VINYL= Pepper and Baker are at their best alto sax and trumpet, tightly knit in the cool-bop ensembles and offering urgent well-argued solos.
A1 Picture Of Heath
A2 For Miles & Miles
A4 For Minors Only
B1 Minor Yours
B2 Resonant Emotions
B3 Tynan Tyme
First released under the title Playboys in 1956 with the pin-up model on the cover, it was then rereleased under the title Picture Of Heath in 1961, owing to the fact it carried the same name and favoured images of the popular mens magazine. This was the third session together of the dynamic duo of Chet Baker and Art Pepper the previous two having been unequivocal successes. Once again Baker and Pepper had an instinctual rapport that yielded outstanding interplay. These thoroughly enjoyable and often high-energy sides are perfect for bop connoisseurs, as well as mainstream jazz listeners.
Alto Saxophone – Art Pepper
Bass – Curtis Counce, Leroy Vinnegar (tracks: A4)
Composed By – Art Pepper (tracks: A4, B2, B4), Jimmy Heath (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B3)
Design [Cover Design] – Chuck Hyman
Drums – Lawrence Marable, Stan Levey (tracks: A4)
Liner Notes – Lars Werner
Photography By [Cover] – Peter Gowland
Piano – Carl Perkins (4), Pete Jolly (tracks: A4)
Producer – Richard Bock
Tenor Saxophone – Phil Urso, Richie Kamuca (tracks: A4)
Trumpet – Chet Baker
This is the same album as the famous and highlycollectable Playboys record the one with the pinup model on the cover However for legal reasons Pure Pleasure was not allowed to use that name or cover shot for this reissue But the music remains
The renamed title Picture of Heath comes from the fact that more than half of the tracks here are Jimmy Heath compositions These are the third sessions to feature the dynamic duo of Art Pepper alto sax and Chet Baker trumpet The supporting cast here includes Curtis Counce on bass Phil Urso on tenor sax Carl Perkins on piano and Larance Marable on drums These high energy sides are perfect both for bop connoisseurs and mainstream jazz fans
Pepper and Baker are at their best alto sax and trumpet tightly knit in the coolbop ensembles and offering urgent wellargued solosthe Pure Pleasure vinyl treatment could make this one another audiophile classic.
=Steve Harris HiFi News June 2006 hifinews
Originally released: 1961
This release: 20019