Art Pepper is also the great musician who is loved strongly by Japanese fans. Also, he is the musician who was surprised by the enthusiastic welcome by Japanese fans at his first visit to Japan, like Art Blakey and…
In fact, after his first visit in 1977, he came to Japan in every year. We are so happy to see how it was encouraging to Art Pepper !!
1st in April 1977 with Carl Tjader (vib), Bob Redfield (g), Claire Fischer (p), Bob Fischer (b), Peter Lynn (ds), Poncho Sances (per)
2nd in Mar.1978 with Milco Leviev (p), Bob Magnusson (b) , Carl Burnett (ds)
3rd in July 1979 with George Cables (p), Tony Dumas (b), Billy Higgins (ds)
4th in Nov.1980 with George Cables (p), Tony Dumas (b), Carl Burnett (ds)
5th in May 1981 with George Cables (p), David Williams (b), Carl Burnett (ds)