The Early Show (album)

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The Early Show
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Live album by Art Pepper
Released 1976
Recorded February 12, 1952
Genre Jazz
Label Xanadu
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[1]

The Early Show is a live album by jazz saxophonist Art Pepper. It was recorded on February 12, 1952 at the Surf Club in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Xanadu Records released the album in 1976 (Xanadu 108).[2]

The Early Show and The Late Show (Xanadu 117) were both recorded the same night at the Surf Club.[3] They represent the earliest recordings with Pepper as leader (Vantage Records has released recordings made in January 1952 at the Lighthouse Café, credited to Pepper, although Shorty Rogers was the leader).[3][4][5][6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "How High the Moon"
  2. "Suzy the Poodle"
  3. "Easy Steppin'"
  4. "Tickle Toe"
  5. "Patty Cake"
  6. "Move"
  7. "All the Things You Are"
  8. "Don't Blame Me"
  9. "Surf Ride"
  10. "Rose Room"
  11. "Suzy the Poodle (alternate take)"


Recorded on February 12, 1952.


  1. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 160. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  2. ^ The Early Show at Discogs
  3. ^ a b "Art Pepper Discography". Jazz Discography Project. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Yanow, Scott. A Night at the Surf Club, Vol. 2 at AllMusic. Retrieved 16 February 2017. AllMusic refers to Xanadu 108 as A Night at the Surf Club, Vol. 2.
  5. ^ Early Days Vol. 1 at Discogs
  6. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). New York: Penguin. pp. 1041–1042. ISBN 0-1410-2327-9.