The Trip (Art Pepper album)

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The Trip
The Trip (Art Pepper album).jpg
Studio album by Art Pepper
Released 1976
Recorded 15 September - 16 September 1976
Genre Jazz
Length 42:33
Label Contemporary/OJC
Producer Lester Koenig & John Koenig
Art Pepper chronology
Living Legend
The Trip
No Limit
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD 3/4 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

The Trip is a 1976 jazz album by saxophonist Art Pepper playing with George Cables, David Williams and Elvin Jones.

This album features The Trip, one of Art Pepper's own melodies written in 1963 while in San Quentin. Pepper likened jazz to the storytelling that took place between the prisoners. As he says in the sleeve notes, "When I play,... the sound that comes out of this thing, this piece of metal is just me saying these things and taking people on a trip."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Trip" (Art Pepper) — 8:55
  2. "A Song For Richard" (Joe Gordon) — 6:17
  3. "Sweet Love Of Mine" (Woody Shaw) — 6:34
  4. "Junior Cat" (Art Pepper) — 7:46
  5. "The Summer Knows" (Michel Legrand, Marilyn & Alan Bergman) — 7:09
  6. "Red Car" (Art Pepper) — 5:45
(Recorded on 15 September - 16 September 1976.)



  1. ^ Then Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, 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. 
  3. ^ Kelsey, Chris. "Art Pepper: The Trip". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 


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