Richie Cole And …. – Return To Alto Acres

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“On his first LP for Palo Alto, Richie Cole got to meet up for the only time on record with altoist Art Pepper. Together with pianist Roger Kellaway, bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Billy Higgins, Cole and Pepper play four basic originals, “Things We Did Last Summer” (Cole’s feature) and “Broadway.” What is particularly unusual about this date is that Cole not only plays alto but tenor and baritone while Pepper also gives listeners a taste of his clarinet. The historic bebop encounter has unfortunately been long out-of-print since Palo Alto is long defunct.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:

00:00 A1 Return To Alto Acres (R. Cole)
06:32 A2 Things We Did Last Summer (Sammy Khan – J.Styne)
11:56 A3 Art’s Opus #2 (A. Pepper)
19:27 B1 A & R (R. Cole)
24:58 B2 Palo Alto Blues (R. Cole)
52:24 B3 Broadway (B. Bird, W.M. Wood, T. McCrae)


Art Pepper – alto saxophone, clarinet
Richie Cole – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Bob Magnusson – bass
Billy Higgins – drums
Roger Kellaway – piano


Label: Palo Alto Records ‎– PA 8023
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: February 16, 1982

Recorded: at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, February 16, 1982.