- Mar 9, 2006
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Any fans? I recently acquired his Village Vanguard recordings and they're really great. The guy plays a mean alto sax in these sessions, and it's a nice contrast to his earlier more "contemplative" (read: gentler) stuff. It's not so different from later Evans recordings; like Bill, Pepper probably knew he didn't have a lot of time left and gives everything he has in these performances. Sort of a final proving ground, if you will. Like many of the jazz greats he fell victim to addiction but at least he left us with some magical music.