Jim Pepper from 'The Path' - 1988 Jim Pepper

saxophonist, singer, composer

an American Indian (Kaw and Creek) from Portland, Oregon,
died 1992 at age 50

A one-hour documentary about Jim Pepper by Sandra Osawa, titled "Pepper's Powwow", is available on videocassette from Upstream Productions. Contact them by email: uproduct@aol.com or phone: 1-88UPSTREAM.

There is an interesting (though somewhat outdated) overview of Pepper's recordings on the In Motion Magazine web site.

If you're looking for Jim Pepper CDs, I recommend trying Cadence -- they stock the listed discs on the Tutu, Soul Note, Gleeful, Nabel, Nato, and Saxophile labels.

JIM PEPPER DISCOGRAPHY
compiled by Dan Kurdilla : updated November 18, 2008

Note: This discography is 'unofficial'; I have no contact information for any musician mentioned herein.

Where a title is given in blue, details have been taken directly from a copy of the recording. Details for recordings with red titles are less certain; I welcome additions and corrections. E-mail with any info you'd like to provide.

The Free Spirits: Out Of Sight And Sound ABC 593 [LP], Sunbeam SBRCD5018 (UK) [CD]
   
  1. Don't Look Now (Coryell) 2:12
  2. I'm Gonna Be Free (Coryell) 3:21
  3. LBOD (Coryell/Moses) 3:00
  4. Sunday Telephone (Coryell/Baker) 2:52
  5. Blue Water Mother (Coryell/Baker) 2:39
  6. Girl Of The Mountain (Coryell/Baker) 2:38
  7. Cosmic Daddy Dancer (Coryell/Baker) 2:31
  8. Bad News Cat (Coryell) 3:19
  9. Storm (Coryell/Baker) 2:09
  10. Early Mornin' Fear (Coryell/Nick Hyams) 2:33
  11. Angels Can't Be True (Coryell) 2:39
  12. Tattoo Man (Coryell/Baker) 2:23
  13. I Feel A Song (Coryell) 2:36

Note: Track 13 is not on the original LP.
Tracks 12 and 6 were issued on one 7" single, and tracks 13 and 9 were issued on another.

recorded late 1966, Van Gelder Studios, New Jersey

Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone, flute; Larry Coryell, guitar, sitar, voice; Columbus 'Chip' Baker, guitar, voice; Chris Hills, bass guitar; Bob Moses, drums

Sandy Hurvitz: Sandy's Album Is Here At Last! Verve V6-5064 [LP], Edsel EDCD399 (UK) [CD]
   
  1. Child 3:08
  2. Three Hawks 3:02
  3. All This Time Going By 5:44
  4. Woman 2:23
  5. The Sun 6:48
  6. Many Different Things 4:14
  7. You'll Dance Alone 3:27
  8. Tree Of Trees 3:49
  9. Arch Godliness Of Purplefull Magic 3:24
  10. Love Is What I've Found 3:47

all composed by Sandy Hurvitz

recorded circa 1967, Apostolic Studios, New York

Sandy Hurvitz, voice, piano; with Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone on 5; Jeremy Steig, flute on 2, 6, 10; Eddie Gomez, bass on 2, 6, 10; Donald MacDonald, drums on 2, 6, 10

Bob Moses: Love Animal Amulet AMT011 [CD]
   
  1. Wholy Moses (Moses) 4:12
  2. The Worms Crawl In Blues (Coryell) 6:58
  3. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Kern/Harbach) 6:51
  4. Ntumba's Raindance (Moses) 3:35
  5. Rock Fantasy (Coryell/Moses) 6:56
  6. Nowhere (M. Gibbs) 3:32
  7. Slum Funk (Moses) 4:34
  8. Dancing Bears (Moses) 4:06

Note: First issued in 2003, except track 3 which had been included in the Keith Jarrett collection Foundations: The Keith Jarrett Anthology 1966-1971, Rhino R2-71593 [2CD].

recorded 1967-1968, Apostolic Studios, New York

Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone; Keith Jarrett, soprano saxophone on 1, 6, piano on 3; Larry Coryell, guitars, voice on 2, electric bass on 5; Steve Swallow, bass, electric bass; Bob Moses, drums

Peter Walker: Second Poem to Karmela Vanguard VSD 79282 [LP]
   
  1. Second Song 5:15
  2. I & Thou 3:15
  3. Southwind 6:26
  4. Tear 2:52
  5. Barefoot 5:13
  6. Gypsy Song 3:40
  7. Circus Day 5:15
  8. Blake Street 1:10
  9. Socco Chico 5:52
  10. Mixture (Walker/Chechik) 7:38

composed by Peter Walker except as noted

recorded circa 1968, Vanguard 23rd Street Studio, New York

Jim Pepper, flute; John Blair, violin; Peter Walker, sarod, guitar, coral sitar; Jim Hotep, tabla; Midnite, tamboura on 2; Michael Chechik, organ on 10; New York Tactical Force, ondiolines on 10

Everything Is Everything featuring Chris Hills Vanguard VSD 6512 [LP], Vanguard VSCD 708 (Japan) [CD]
   
  1. Witchi Tai To (Jim Pepper) 2:57
  2. Ooooh Baby (Chris Hills/Chip Baker) 3:08
  3. Get Clean (J. Walters) 5:45
  4. Full Of Love (Bob Moses) 4:25
  5. Gemini (Chris Hills/Chip Baker) 2:50
  6. Funkey Monkey (Chris Hills) 5:02
  7. Jo-Jo (Chris Hills) 2:44
  8. Naima (John Coltrane) / Rainbeaux (Chris Hills) 5:13
  9. Fork New York (Chris Hills) 2:38
  10. Everything Is Everything (Chris Hills) 3:47

Note: Tracks 1 and 2 were also issued on a 7" single.

recorded circa 1969, Apostolic Studios, New York

Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone, flute, voice on 1; Chris Hills, guitar, electric bass, drums, voice; Chip Baker, guitar, voice; Lee Reinoehl, organ, trumpet; John Waller, Jim Zitro, drums

The Fugs: The Belle Of Avenue A Reprise RS6359 [LP]
   
  Flower Children (Tuli Kupferberg) 4:22

Note: Other tracks are without Pepper.

recorded circa 1969, Apostolic Studios, New York

Tuli Kupferberg, voice; Jim Pepper, flute; Ken Pine, guitar; Bill Wolf, bass, voice; Bob Mason, drums

Larry Coryell: Coryell Vanguard VSD 6547 [LP], Universe [CD]
   
  Ah Wuv Ooh (Julie Coryell) 4:22

Note: Other tracks are without Pepper.
This track is also included on the compilation Larry Coryell: Improvisations - Best of the Vanguard Years, Vanguard 79540-2 [2CD].

recorded April 25, 1969, New York

Jim Pepper, flute; Larry Coryell, guitar; Ron Carter, electric bass; Bernard Purdie, drums

Jim Pepper: Pepper's Powwow Embryo SD731 [LP], Wounded Bird WOU731 [CD]
   
  1. Witchitai-to [Chant] (Kaw trad.) / Witchitai-to [Song] (Jim Pepper) 7:52
  2. Squaw Song (Gilbert Pepper) 3:11
  3. Rock Stomp Indian Style (Gilbert Pepper) 2:06
  4. Senecas (Peter La Farge) 5:48
  5. Yon A Ho (Gilbert Pepper) 5:39
  6. Slow War Dance (Gilbert Pepper) 1:50
  7. Nommie-Nommie (Charles H. Gabriel/J. M. Black) 2:34
  8. Newly-weds Song (Gilbert Pepper) 2:57
  9. Fast War Dance / Now War Dance (Gilbert Pepper) 2:23
  10. Drums (Peter La Farge) 4:22

recorded circa 1971, Apostolic Studios, New York

Jim Pepper, voice, tenor and soprano saxophone, percussion; Gib Pepper, voice, percussion; Ravie Pepper, flute, voice, percussion; Larry Coryell, electric guitar; Tom Grant, piano, voice, percussion; Chuck Rainey, electric bass on 1, 4, 8, 9; Jerry Jemmott, electric bass on 2, 5, 7, 10; Billy Cobham, drums on 1, 4, 8, 9; Spider Rice, drums on 2, 5, 7, 10

Pygmy Unit: Signals from Earth LPS-3460 [LP]
   
  Coke  
  Trees  
  Little Flute  
  Big Flutes  
  Pyramid  
  Dragonfly Dance  
  Might Not Be On Time  
  Where The Dreams Are Kept  
  Clouds  
  I'm Going Down To The River Again  
  Or  
  Signals From Earth  

recorded 1974, San Francisco

on side 1: Darrell DeVore, voice, flute, bass, percussion; Frank Albright, flute, soprano saxophone; Marvin Kirkland, flute, percussion; Terry Wilson, percussion

on side 2: Darrell DeVore, voice, flute, bass, piano, percussion; John Celona, soprano saxophone, synthesizer, percussion; Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone; Ron Grunn, bassoon, flute; Terry Wilson, percussion

Cam Newton: Welcome Aliens Inner City IC1079 [LP]
   
  1. Heroic Proportions 3:34
  2. Water Baby's Chant 4:52
  3. In The Temple Of The Falling Leaf 6:15
  4. Cumulus Waltz 5:17
  5. Welcome Aliens 4:54
  6. Recent Developments 6:02
  7. The Theme 4:33
  8. Up The River 4:21

all composed by Campbell Newton

recorded August 1979, Producer's Studio, Eugene, Oregon

Mark Isham, fluegelhorn, piccolo trumpet, french horn; Jim Pepper, tenor and soprano saxophone; Rob Thomas, violin; Cam Newton, guitars, percussion, voice on track 2; Steve Koski, pedal steel guitar; David Leslie, piano, synthesizers; Pat O'Hearn, fretless electric bass, bass; Doug Ness, drums; Jack Newton, percussion; Hom-Nath Upadhyaya, tabla

Archie James Cavanaugh: Black And White Raven BWR LP-001 [LP], Vivid Sound VSCD 077 (Japan) [CD]
   
  1. Take It Easy 3:27
  4. It's Our Love 3:38
  7. Living Without You 3:08

Note: Other tracks are without Pepper.

all music by A. Cavanaugh; lyrics by A. & M. Cavanaugh

recorded at Pacific West Recorders, Redmond, Washington, circa 1980

Archie Cavanaugh, voice; Sammi Baker, Carrie Ernesti, backing voice; Don Smith, trumpet; Mark Williams, trombone; Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone, flute; Tony Bellamy, guitars, percussion, backing voice; Dave Perry, guitars, synthesizer; Kenny Day, keyboards, backing voice; Tag Henning, bass guitar; Pete Depoe, drums

Bob Moses: When Elephants Dream Of Music Gramavision GR8203 [LP], Gramavision R2 79491 [CD]
   
  1. Trevor 5:00
  2. Picolo And Lulu 2:52
  3. Everybody Knows You When You're Up And In 4:28
  4. Lava Flow 9:19
  5. Happy To Be Here Today 2:42
  6. For Miles 7:11
  7. Embraceable Jew 4:55
  8. Bugs Bunny 8:28
  9. Black Orchid 5:58
  10. Disappearing Blues 2:10
  11. Ripped Van Twinkle 7:22
  12. Blame It On The Egg 1:18
  13. The River 4:33

Note: Tracks 7, 8, 11 are on the CD edition only.

all composed by Bob Moses

recorded April 11-12, 1982, Vanguard Studio, New York

Terumasa Hino, cornet; Chris Rogers, trumpet; Barry Rogers, trombone; Howard Johnson, contrabass clarinet, tuba; Jeremy Steig, bass flute on track 13; David Gross, alto saxophone; Doc Halliday, tenor and soprano saxophone; Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell, guitar; David Friedman, vibraphone, marimba; Lyle Mays, synthesizers; Michael Formanek, bass; Steve Swallow, electric bass; Paul Socolow, electric bass on track 6; Bob Moses, drums, voice; Bob Weiner, drums on track 6; Joe Bonadio, Aiyb Dieng, percussion; Nana Vasconcelos, percussion, voice; Sheila Jordan, voice on track 5; Marion Cowings, Bemshi Shearer, voice on tracks 4, 13; Jeanne Lee, Jahnet Levatin, Paula Potocki, Toni Wilson, voice on track 13

Charlie Haden: The Ballad Of The Fallen ECM 1248 [LP/CD]
   
  1. Els Segadors (trad. Spanish) 4:11
  2. The Ballad Of The Fallen (El Salvador folk song) 4:22
  3. If You Want To Write Me (trad. Spanish) 3:59
  4. Grandola Vila Morena (José Alfonso) 2:13
  5. Introduction To People (Carla Bley) 3:48
  6. The People United Will Never Be Defeated (Sergio Ortega) 1:41
  7. Silence (Charlie Haden) 5:40
  8. Too Late (Carla Bley) 8:22
  9. La Pasionara (Charlie Haden) 10:25
  10. La Santa Espina (Angel Guimera/Enric Morera) 7:00

recorded November 1982, Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg

Don Cherry, pocket trumpet; Michael Mantler, trumpet; Gary Valente, trombone; Sharon Freeman, french horn; Jack Jeffers, tuba; Steve Slagle, alto and soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute; Jim Pepper, tenor and soprano saxophone, flute; Dewey Redman, tenor saxophone; Mick Goodrick, guitar; Carla Bley, piano, glockenspiel; Charlie Haden, bass; Paul Motian, drums

Gordon Lee Quartet: Land Whales In New York Gleeful GL002 [CD], Tutu 888 136 (Germany) [CD]
   
  1. Jumpin' Gemini (Pepper) 5:38
  2. Insomnia (Lee) 8:09
  3. Autumn In New York (Vernon Duke) 8:08
  4. 3/4 Gemini (Pepper) 6:11
  5. Water (Pepper) 9:08
  6. Land Whales (Lee) 8:21
  7. Gone (Lee) 6:05

Note: First issued in 1990.

recorded December 21-22, 1982, Vanguard Studios, New York

Jim Pepper, tenor and soprano saxophone; Gordon Lee, piano; Calvin Hill, bass; Bob Moses, drums

Jim Pepper: Comin' And Goin' Europa JP 2014 [LP], Rykodisc RCD 10001 [CD]
  Antilles AN8706 [LP/CD]
   
  1. Witchi Tia To 8:19
  2. Ya Na Ho (Gilbert Pepper) 3:00
  3. Squaw Song (Gilbert Pepper) 5:24
  4. Goin' Down To Muskogee 5:50
  5. Comin' And Goin' 4:41
  6. Lakota Song (trad. arr. Jim Pepper) 4:23
  7. Water 5:40
  8. Custer Gets It 3:02
  9. Malinyea (Don Cherry) 4:15

Note: Track 2 combines the songs titled Yon A Ho and Newly-weds Song on Pepper's Powwow; track 4 includes the song titled Rock Stomp Indian Style on Pepper's Powwow; track 8 includes the song titled Slow War Dance on Pepper's Powwow. From this point, the piece usually written as Witchi Tai To or Witchi-Tai-To is frequently written as Witchi Tia To (though Pepper always pronounced it as 'tai', not 'tia').

composed by Jim Pepper except as noted

recorded May 12, June 22-23, August 17, 1983, Eurosound Studios and Quadrasonic Studio, New York

on tracks 1, 4, 5, 8: Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone, voice; John Scofield, guitar; Kenny Werner, piano; Lester McFarland, electric bass; Hamid Drake, drums; Nana Vasconcelos, percussion
on tracks 3, 7, 9: Jim Pepper, tenor and soprano saxophone, voice; Kenny Werner, piano; Mark Helias, bass; Danny Gottlieb, drums; Nana Vasconcelos, percussion; Collin Walcott, sitar, tabla; Don Cherry, trumpet on track 3
on track 2: Jim Pepper, voice; Nana Vasconcelos, percussion; Collin Walcott, tabla
on track 6: Jane Lind, Caren Knight, voice; Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell, guitar; Ed Schuller, bass; Nana Vasconcelos, percussion

Paul Motian: The Story Of Maryam Soul Note SN 1074 (Italy) [LP/CD]
   
  1. 9 X 9 7:10
  2. Five Miles To Wrentham 4:54
  3. The Owl Of Cranston 8:15
  4. Trieste 5:45
  5. Look To The Black Wall 6:42
  6. The Story Of Maryam 5:47

all composed by Paul Motian

recorded July 27-28, 1983, Barigozzi Studio, Milano

Jim Pepper, tenor and soprano saxophone; Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell, guitar; Ed Schuller, bass; Paul Motian, drums

Paul Motian Quintet: Jack Of Clubs Soul Note SN 1124 (Italy) [LP/CD]
   
  1. Jack Of Clubs 6:50
  2. Cathedral Song 8:32
  3. Split Decision 6:05
  4. Hide And Go Seek 4:26
  5. Lament 4:45
  6. Tanner Street 3:21
  7. Drum Music 6:24

all composed by Paul Motian

recorded March 26-28, 1984, Barigozzi Studio, Milano

Jim Pepper, tenor and soprano saxophone; Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell, guitar; Ed Schuller, bass; Paul Motian, drums

various artists: Alaska Hit Singles AHS 001 [LP]
   
  Polar Bear Stomp (Jim Pepper) 2:35

Note: Other tracks are without Pepper.

recorded October 1984, Roark-Harmon, Juneau

Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone, voice; Mike Mongiello, guitar; Bill Ashby, bass; Jim Fenster, drums

Nana Simopoulos: Wings And Air Enja 5031 (Germany) [LP/CD]
   
  1. Time To Re 6:40
  2. Pulcie's Dance 12:15
  3. Jamming With The Animals (Simopoulos/Haden/Pepper/Granelli) 6:03
  4. Wings And Air 10:40
  5. Nono Nana (Simopoulos/Vasconcelos) 5:45
  6. New Moon 8:35

composed by Nana Simopoulos except as noted

recorded June 13, 1986, Eras Studios, New York

on tracks 1, 5: Nana Simopoulos, guitar, bouzouki, voice; Nana Vasconcelos, percussion, voice
on track 2: Don Cherry, trumpet, doussn'gouni; Nana Simopoulos, guitar; Arto Tuncboyaci, percussion, voice; Matthias Sudholter, didjeridu
on tracks 3, 4, 6: Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone, flute; Nana Simopoulos, guitar, bouzouki, voice; Charlie Haden, bass; Jerry Granelli, drums; Ara Dinkjian, oud on track 4

Paul Motian Quintet: Misterioso Soul Note 121174 (Italy) [LP/CD]
   
  1. Misterioso (Thelonious Monk) 6:50
  2. Abacus 3:30
  3. Once Around The Park 6:48
  4. Gang Of Five 4:28
  5. Pannonica (Thelonious Monk) 3:45
  6. Folk Song For Rosie 4:50
  7. Byablue 2:20
  8. Dance 10:14
  9. Johnny Broken Wing 2:12

composed by Paul Motian except as noted

recorded July 14-16, 1986, Barigozzi Studio, Milano

Jim Pepper, tenor and soprano saxophone; Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone; Bill Frisell, guitar; Ed Schuller, bass; Paul Motian, drums

Marty Cook Group: Nightwork Enja 5033 (Germany) [LP/CD]
   
  1. Kiki 5:33
  2. Nightwork 8:38
  3. Apocatastasis 3:53
  4. Idiosyncratic 10:27
  5. Such Good Friends 7:00
  6. Just Is 3:40

all composed by Marty Cook

1-4 recorded January 12, 1987, Garden Studio, New York
5-6 recorded October 9, 1986, BR Studio, Nuremberg

Marty Cook, trombone; Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone; Essiet Okun Essiet, bass; John Betsch, drums

Jim Pepper: Dakota Song Enja 5043 (Germany) [LP/CD]
   
  1. 3/4 Gemini 6:97
  2. What's New (Haggert/Burke) 8:50
  3. Jumpin' Gemini 6:54
  4. Dakota Song 4:24
  5. Mercer Street Blues 4:03
  6. Comme Il Faut (Ornette Coleman) 5:56
  7. It Could Happen To You (van Heusen/Burke) 6:13
  8. Polka Dots And Moonbeams (van Heusen) 7:30
  9. Rainbeaux 7:45

Note: Tracks 8, 9 are on the CD edition only.

composed by Jim Pepper except as noted

recorded January 14, 1987, Sorcerer Sound, New York

Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone, voice on track 4; Kirk Lightsey, piano; Santi Debriano, bass; John Betsch, drums

Friesen/Moore/Pepper/Priester/Waldron: Remembering The Moment Soul Note 121278-2 (Italy) [CD]
   
  1. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) 22:05
  2. Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie/Frank Paparelli) 23:21
  3. All Blues (Miles Davis) 21:34

recorded live June 25, 1987, The Hobbit, Portland, Oregon

Julian Priester, trombone; Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone; Mal Waldron, piano; David Friesen, bass; Eddie Moore, drums

Marty Cook Group: Red, White, Black & Blue Enja 5067 (Germany) [LP/CD], Tutu 888 174 (Germany) [CD]
   
  1. Spirit War 5:48
  2. It's About Time 6:45
  3. Love Life 8:03
  4. Grab Bag 6:05
  5. Sweet / No Regrets Now 17:38
  6. Mr. D. C. (Jim Pepper) 9:58
  7. Trapeze (Claudine François) 6:49
  8. Face The Nation 3:26

Note: Tracks 7, 8 are on the CD edition only.

composed by Marty Cook except as noted

recorded November 23-24, 1987, Trixi Studios, Munich

Marty Cook, trombone; Jim Pepper, tenor and soprano saxophone; Ed Schuller, bass; John Betsch, drums; Mal Waldron, piano on 1, 3, 4, 7

Mal Waldron Trio: Mal, Dance And Soul Tutu 888 102 (Germany) [LP/CD]
   
  1. Dancing On The Flames 9:25
  2. A Bow To The Classics 7:56
  3. Little One 8:06
  4. From Little Acorns 7:47
  5. Soul Mates 8:46
  6. Blood And Guts 6:44
  7. Solar (Miles Davis) 8:52
  8. Blue Monk (Thelonious Monk) 7:32
  9. Golden Golson 5:59

Note: Tracks 7, 8, 9 are on the CD edition only.

composed by Mal Waldron except as noted

recorded November 25, 1987, Trixi Studios, Munich

Mal Waldron, piano; Ed Schuller, bass; John Betsch, drums; Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone on 5, 7, 8, 9

Jim Pepper: The Path Enja 5087 (Germany) [LP/CD]
   
  1. Bamasso 6:57
  2. Habi Ba (Lightsey) 6:42
  3. Marchant Le Chemin (Betsch) 8:06
  4. Lullaby (Paul Motian) 5:37
  5. Hello Young Lovers (Rodgers/Hammerstein) 6:51
  6. Reflections (Thelonious Monk) 5:06
  7. Our Quiet Place (Debriano) 8:00
  8. Witchi Tia To 5:16
  9. Caddo Revival 4:38

Note: Tracks 5, 7 are on the CD edition only.
Track 8 (a duet with Pepper and Lightsey) is also included on the various artists compilation Art of the Duo Vol. 1 (Enja 8008-2 [CD]).

composed by Jim Pepper except as noted

recorded March 3-4, 1988, A & R Studio, New York

Stanton Davis, trumpet; Jim Pepper, tenor and soprano saxophone, voice on tracks 8, 9; Kirk Lightsey, piano; Santi Debriano, bass; John Betsch, drums; Arto Tuncboyaci, percussion; Caren Knight, voice on track 9

Jim Pepper/Mal Waldron: Art Of The Duo Tutu CD 888 106 (Germany) [LP/CD]
   
  1. Ticket To Tokyo (Waldron) 4:49
  2. Ruby My Dear (Thelonious Monk) 6:45
  3. Bathing Beauties (Pepper) 6:18
  4. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (take one) (Arlen/Harburg) 3:23
  5. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (take two) (Arlen/Harburg) 3:23
  6. Spinning At Trixi (Waldron) 6:34
  7. Good Bait (Dameron/Basie) 6:54
  8. You're No Bunny Unless Some Bunny Loves You (Waldron/Pepper) 4:12
  9. A Pepper Poem (part one) (Pepper) 2:05
  10. A Pepper Poem (part two) (Pepper) 2:10
  11. Willy's Blues (Pepper) 4:45
  12. What Is This Thing Called Love (Porter) 5:56
  13. How Long Has This Been Going On (Gershwin) 6:33
  14. Indian Water (Pepper) 7:21

Note: tracks 5, 6, 13 are on the CD edition only

recorded April 5, 1988, Trixi Studios, Munich

Jim Pepper, tenor and soprano saxophone; Mal Waldron, piano

various artists: International Jazz Festival Münster Tutu CD 888 110 (Germany) [CD]
   
  4. Comin' To Git You / A Homage To Mr. D. C. (Pepper) 10:15
  5. Face The Nation (Cook) 2:46

Note: Additional tracks are by Albert Mangelsdorff/John Scofield, Gunther Klatt Quartet, and Aki Takase/Alex von Schlippenbach.

recorded live June 17-18, 1988, International Jazz Festival Münster

Marty Cook Group: Marty Cook, trombone; Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone, voice; Ed Schuller, bass; John Betsch, drums

Ray and the Wolf Gang: The Blues Can't Turn You Loose Gray Cats (Germany) [CD]
   
  Muc Tuc (Pepper) 3:10
  Polar Bear Song (Pepper) 4:32

Note: Other tracks are without Pepper.

recorded 1988, Soundart Tonstudio, Ingolstadt

Jim Pepper, voice, tenor saxophone; Raimund Frick, voice; Bob Rückerl, alto and baritone saxophones; Timo Verbole, Florian Helming, tenor saxophone; Wolfgang Socher, guitar; Hans Attenberger, bass; Gerhard Spreng, drums

Pepper/Spendel/McClure/Hoch: West End Avenue Nabel 4633 (Germany) [CD]
   
  1. Three For Gemini (Pepper) 6:01
  2. Ballad For Nori (Hoch) 7:23
  3. Traces Of Darkness (Spendel) 5:06
  4. Hey New Day (McClure) 3:47
  5. Mr. R. B. (Spendel) 3:45
  6. Sentimental Walk (Cosma) 4:09
  7. In The Hall (Hoch) 3:30

Note: Three For Gemini = 3/4 Gemini

recorded February 1, 1989, Garden Productions Studios, New York

Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone; Christoph Spendel, piano; Ron McClure, bass; Reuben Hoch, drums

Jim Pepper & Claudine François Trio: Camargue Pan Music PMC 1106 (France) [CD]
   
  1. Enlightenment 7:47
  2. Camargue 8:03
  3. Les Tortues 3:08
  4. Magnetic Highlands 5:12
  5. Hot September 5:36
  6. I Couldn't Believe It 4:34
  7. Double Dutch Treat 5:24
  8. Crepuscule With Nellie (Thelonious Monk) 4:34
  9. Hooray For Herbie (Mal Waldron) 6:55
  10. Suite X 7:19
  11. Drakumba (Ed Schuller) 6:45

composed by Claudine François except as noted

recorded May 12-14, 1989, Studio Gimmick, France

Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone; Claudine François, piano; Ed Schuller, bass; John Betsch, drums; Kendra Shank, voice on track 11

Mal Waldron Quartet: Quadrologue At Utopia Tutu CD 888 118 (Germany) [CD]
   
  1. Ticket To Utopia 19:59
  2. Time For Duke 11:24
  3. Never In A Hurry 15:24
  4. Mistral Breeze # 1 10:08
  5. Funny Glasses And A Moustache (Pepper) 15:32

composed by Mal Waldron except as noted

recorded live October 25-26, 1989, Utopia Club, Innsbruck

Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone; Mal Waldron, piano; Ed Schuller, bass; John Betsch, drums

Mal Waldron Quartet: More Git' Go At Utopia Tutu CD 888 148 (Germany) [CD]
   
  1. More Git' Go At Utopia 20:43
  2. Warm Puppies - A Reflexion In Monk (Jim Pepper) 11:25
  3. You Open My Eyes 9:42
  4. Mistral Breeze # 2 9:47
  5. Dancing On The Flames 17:12

composed by Mal Waldron except as noted

recorded live October 25-26, 1989, Utopia Club, Innsbruck

Jim Pepper, tenor and soprano saxophone; Mal Waldron, piano; Ed Schuller, bass; John Betsch, drums

Jim Pepper: Flying Eagle - Live at New Morning, Paris Tutu CD 888 194 (Germany) [CD]
   
  1. Flying At New Morning 1:44
  2. 3/4 Gemini 16:34
  3. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg) 11:17
  4. Ski Jumping Blues 9:58
  5. Soul Mates (Mal Waldron) 12:10
  6. Green Pepper - Freewheelin' At Utopia (Pepper/Waldron/Schuller/Betsch) 8:15
  7. Remembrance/Ya Na Ho/Four Winds/Witchi Tia To (Jim Pepper/Gilbert Pepper) 13:43

Note: This recording was first issued in 1999.

composed by Jim Pepper except as noted

recorded live May 10, October 26, & November 4, 1989, New Morning, Paris, Utopia Club, Innsbruck, and Hotel Ilves Ball Room, Tampere

Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone, voice on tracks 4, 7; Mal Waldron, piano; Ed Schuller, bass; John Betsch, drums

Tony Hymas: Oyaté Nato 777702/03 (France) [2CD]
   
  Lone Wolf (Hymas) 5:15

Note: Other tracks are without Pepper.
This track is also included on a 1995 compilation, Tony Hymas/Barney Bush: A Sense Of Journey, Nato 112 010 (France) [CD].

recorded 1990, Cerillos, New Mexico, and various locations, England

Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone; Tony Hymas, keyboards; Stuart Elliott, drums; Frank Ricotti, percussion

Jim Pepper: Remembrance Tutu CD 888 106 (Germany) [CD]
   
  1. No War Dance 1:18
  2. Goin' Down To Muskogee 3:18
  3. Commander G. A. Custer Git The Buzz 3:48
  4. Trapeze (Claudine François) 8:52
  5. Comin' And Goin' 8:35
  6. Three For Jim & I 11:31
  7. Love Chant For A Lakota Lady 9:10
  8. Squaw Song/Ya Na Ho/Witchi Tia To (Gilbert Pepper/Jim Pepper) 9:29
  9. Ticket To Wahkeenah (Mal Waldron) 12:15
  10. Malinyea (Don Cherry) 5:04
  11. Remembrance/Four Winds 2:53

Note: Three For Jim & I = 3/4 Gemini

composed by Jim Pepper except as noted

recorded live May 19, 1990, International Jazz Festival Münster

Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone, voice, percussion; Bill Bickford, guitar; Ed Schuller, bass; John Betsch, drums; Caren Knight, voice on tracks 1, 2, 3

World Music Orchestra: East West Suite Granit Records 90010 (Austria) [CD]
   
  1. East West Suite, Part 1 (Fields/Novotny) 29:24
  2. East West Suite, Part 2 (Fields/Novotny) 8:31
  3. Songs of July (Abou-Khalil/Pepper) 20:05

Note: The latter part of track 3 is "Witchi-Tai-To".

recorded live July 6, 1990, Town Hall Arkadenhof, Vienna

Leena Conquest, voice; Jim Pepper, saxophones, voice; Fritz Novotny, reeds; Paul Fields, violin, synthesizer; Rabih Abou-Khalil, oud; Levent Tarhan, santur; Bleda Rauf Elibal, bass; Dill Katz, electric bass; Brian Abrahams, drums; Mohammad Tahmassebi, tomback

Jim Pepper Trio: Polar Bear Stomp Universal 986 551-6 (Austria) [CD]
   
  1. Polar Bear Stomp (Jim Pepper) 7:23
  2. Greensleeves (traditional) 10:08
  3. Ya Na Ho (Gilbert Pepper) 3:24
  4. Squaw Song (Gilbert Pepper) 7:42
  5. Ticket to M. S. (Mal Waldron) 12:17
  6. Lakota Song (Jim Pepper) 9:46
  7. Witchi Tai To (Jim Pepper) 12:35

Note: This recording was first issued in 2003.

recorded May 3, 1991, Miles Smiles Jazz Cafe, Vienna

Jim Pepper, saxophone, voice, percussion; Wayne Darling, bass; Bill Elgart, drums

Pepper/Myers/Cox/Fleming: Afro Indian Blues PAO 10330 (Austria) [CD]
   
  1. The Blues (traditional) 14:00
  2. Comin' and Goin' (Pepper) 12:25
  3. Witchi Tai To (Pepper) 12:17
  4. African Blues (Myers) 11:20

Note: This recording was first issued in 2006.

recorded live May 19, 1991, Jazzfestival Raab, Austria

Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone, voice; Amina Claudine Myers, piano, voice; Anthony Cox, bass; Leopoldo Fleming, percussion

Tom Grant: The View From Here Verve Forecast 314 517 657-2 [CD]
   
  The Water Spirits: A Tribute To Jim Pepper (Grant) 2:48

Note: Other tracks are without Pepper.
This posthumous 'collaboration' incorporates brief fragments of recordings of Jim and Gilbert Pepper, no more than samples really...

recorded in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Portland, and Chicago; dates not given, circa 1992

Jim Pepper, tenor saxophone; Gilbert Pepper, voice; Tom Grant, synthesizer; Jeff Leonard, Bob Stark, Randy Stern, keyboard programming

compositions of Jim Pepper

Chuck Florence: Remembering Jim Pepper Saxophile 0428 [CD]
   
  1. Lakota Song 8:41
  2. Funny Glasses And A Mustache 9:01
  3. Ghana Folk Song (Don Cherry) 10:45
  4. Witchi-Tai-To [Chant] 1:46
  5. Remembrance 6:46
  6. Mr. D.C. 12:18
  7. Drakumba (Ed Schuller) 10:55

Note: The credits on this CD say that Mr. D.C. was composed by Don Cherry and arranged by Jim Pepper. The booklet essay by Dr. Lloyd Anderson refers to it as "a composition which I have seen attributed to both Pepper and Don Cherry". But I have never seen it credited to Cherry elsewhere, and the essay by Gunther Schuller for "Witchi-Tai-To - The Music of Jim Pepper" (see immediately below) says "Mr. D.C. is Pepper's tribute to Don Cherry".

This CD can be ordered directly from Chuck Florence at saxophones2@msn.com. Also available from Cadence.

composed by Jim Pepper except as noted

recorded live August 25, 1995, Helena, Montana

Nicole Kämpgen, voice, alto saxophone; Chuck Florence, tenor saxophone; Craig Hall, guitar; Ed Schuller, bass, voice; George Schuller, drums

Witchi-Tai-To - The Music of Jim Pepper Tutu 888 204 (Germany) [2CD]
   
  1. Inter-Tribal (Jimmy Kimble) 3:23
  2. Comin' and Goin' 6:27
  3. Feather Dance 4:49
  4. I See You Now (Ed Schuller) 6:46
  5. Witchi-Tai-To 9:20
  6. Mr. D.C. 8:01
  7. Reflections (Thelonious Monk) 6:41
  8. Drakumba (Ed Schuller) 9:04
  9. Malinyea (Don Cherry) 4:58
  10. Fancy Dance Song (Steve Littlecook) 1:31
  11. A Pepper Poem 2:06
  12. Round Dance (traditional arr. Kent/Moore) 2:27
  13. Lakota Song 5:54
  14. Goin' Down To Muskogee 5:48
  15. Caddo Revival 6:49
  16. Dance # 1 4:59
  17. So Long Jim (Nicolas Simion) 3:08
  18. Memorial Song (Pee Wee Clark) 2:05
  19. Funny Glasses And A Moustache 5:46
  20. Inter-Tribal # 2 (traditional arr. Kent/Moore) 1:26
  21. Remembrance 11:59
  22. Jim (Caren Knight-Pepper) 3:00
  23. Legacy Of The Flying Eagle # 3 4:15

Note: Track 11 was originally issued on Jim Pepper/Mal Waldron: Art of the Duo (see above for details).
The booklet mentions that 'the right way' of spelling Witchi-Tai-To (Tai, not Tia) has been used at the request of Caren Knight-Pepper.

composed by Jim Pepper except as noted

track 11 recorded April 5, 1988, Trixi Studios, Munich
track 23 recorded October 26, 1989, Utopia Club, Innsbruck
all others recorded March 17-22, 1998, WDR Funkhaus, Cologne

on track 11: Jim Pepper, soprano saxophone
on track 23: Jim Pepper, voice, percussion, tenor saxophone
on all others: Gunther Schuller, arranger, conductor; Caren Knight-Pepper, voice, percussion; Pete Bender, voice; Nicole Kämpgen-Schuller, alto saxophone, voice; Nicolas Simion, tenor and soprano saxophone, bass clarinet; Bill Bickford, guitar, voice; Kirk Lightsey, piano, celeste; Ed Schuller, bass, voice; George Schuller, drums; Topo Gioia, percussion; Garland Kent Jr., Pat Moore, pow-wow drum, voice; WDR Radio Orchestra; Floy Pepper, narration on track 21

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