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The Art Trip: the music of Art Pepper at Royal Clifton Hotel Southport


Royal Clifton Hotel Southport
Merseyside PR8 1RB
0845 373 0796


Sun, December 9, 2012
19.30 - 22.30

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“Bassist Al Swainger, alongside an excellent group that includes reeds master Alan Barnes on alto saxophone, pays homage to one of the greatest saxophonists in jazz - Art Pepper. The compositions, and distinctive treatment of familiar standards, still speak with an immediacy and directness that attracts a wide range of listeners. His playing always dazzled from the earliest, virtuosic, rhythmically daring approach, to the darker hues of his almost disturbing later work, when, after years of incarceration and involvement with drugs, he had honed his style into one of overwhelming emotional intensity....

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Swainger uploaded this event on March 13, 2012