The Second Acts of Art Pepper, Dexter Gordon, & Johnny Griffin (1975 - 1985)

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Perfectly timed to reinforce the value of acoustic mainstream jazz and provide an alternative to both fusion and free jazz, Art Pepper, Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin reappeared and reestablished themselves as key players at the end of the 1970s. Their excellent late career work paved the way for the resurgence of mainstream bebop and hard bop in the 1980s.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Art Pepper Quartet "Lost Life" from Living Legend (Contemporary) 3:50
  • Art Pepper Solo "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions (Contemporary) 9:41
  • Host speaks 16:21
  • Art Pepper Quintet with Strings "Our Song" from Winter Moon (Galaxy) 17:15
  • Host speaks 22:46
  • Dexter Gordon Quintet "In Case You Haven't Heard" from Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard. (Columbia) 25:55
  • Herbie Hancock—Dexter Gordon Band "As Time Goes By" from The Other Side Of Round Midnight (Blue Note) 37:10
  • Host speaks 41:25
  • Nat Adderley Quintet "Yeehaw Junction" from A Little New York Midtown Music (Galaxy) 44:31
  • Johnny Griffin Quartet "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" from Ballads by Four (Galaxy) 50:12
  • Host Outro 56:38


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