Straight Life (Art Pepper album)

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Straight Life
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Studio album by Art Pepper
Released 1979
Recorded 21 September 1979
Genre Jazz
Label Galaxy Records
Producer Ed Michel
Art Pepper chronology
Besame Mucho
(1979)Besame Mucho1979
Straight Life
Winter Moon
(1979)Winter Moon1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (3.1/4)[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Straight Life is a 1979 jazz album by saxophonist Art Pepper playing with Tommy Flanagan, Red Mitchell, Billy Higgins and Kenneth Nash.

Some versions have the bonus track "Long Ago (and Far Away)".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Surf Ride" (Art Pepper) – 6:57
  2. "Nature Boy" (eden ahbez) – 9:55
  3. "Straight Life" (Art Pepper) – 4:09
  4. "September Song" (Anderson; Kurt Weill) – 11:00
  5. "Make A List" (Art Pepper) – 9:46
(Recorded on 21 September 1979.)



  • Richard Cook & Brian Morton. The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. Penguin, 4th edition, 1998. ISBN 0-14-051383-3


  1. ^ The Penguin Guide to Jazz, Fourth Edition, 1998
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 160. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.