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The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time 

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Updated June 8, 2017 282 votes 111 voters 3.8k views 59 items

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

List of the best Art Pepper albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Art Pepper discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Art Pepper albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Art Pepper singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Art Pepper album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Art Pepper album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Art Pepper album of all time?" or "What are the top Art Pepper albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The list you're viewing contains albums like Playboys and Smack Up.

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Art Pepper Meets the Rhy... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper (1957); Tracks: Star Eyes, Birks Works & Tin Tin Deo
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Art Pepper Eleven: Moder... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
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Today is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
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Smack Up is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper and Art Pepper Quintet (1960); Tracks: A Bit Of Basie, How Can You Lose & Maybe Next Year
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The Trip is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
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Modern Art is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper; Tracks: Summertime, Stompin' at the Savoy & Blues Out

Length (mins): 01:06:50

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Winter Moon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper (1981); Tracks: Our Song, Our Song (alternate take) & The Prisoner (alternate take)
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Living Legend is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
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Live at the Village Vang... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
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Landscape is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
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The Way It Was! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper (2009); Tracks: I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me (alternate take), All the Things You Are (alternate take) & The Way You Look Tonight
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Arthur's Blues is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper (1991); Tracks: For Freddie, Donna Lee & But Beautiful
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Playboys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
Playboys By The Rasmus (1997); Tracks: Ice, Playboys & Wicked Moments

Length (mins): 00:39:55

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Gettin' Together! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper (1960); Tracks: Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise & Diane
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Art Pepper With Warne Ma... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper and Warne Marsh (1996); Tracks: Stompin' at the Savoy, Warnin' (take 1) & All the Things You Are (original take)
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Among Friends is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper (1978); Tracks: What's New?, Bésame mucho & I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
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One September Afternoon ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper (1980); Tracks: Melolev (alternate), Brazil & Mr. Big Falls His J.G. Hand
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Mucho Calor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper (1958); Tracks: Vaya Hombre Vaya, I'll Remember April & Old Devil Moon

Label: Andex

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Surf Ride is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper (1998); Tracks: Art's Oregano, Cinnamon & Tickle Toe

Label: Savoy Jazz

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Young Art is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
Indiana added By Art Pepper (2003); Tracks: Jolly Rogers, How High the Moon & Patty Cake

Label: Proper Pairs

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The Artistry of Pepper ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper (1992); Tracks: Didi, Powder Puff & Popo
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Straight Life - The Savo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper (1984); Tracks: Art's Oregano, The Way You Look Tonight & What's New
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New York Album is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper (1985); Tracks: A Night in Tunisia, Duo Blues & Straight
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The Late Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
The Late Show By Barry Levenson (2011); Tracks: Turn Up the A.C., Green Is Blue & Wrong Side of the Blues
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The Complete Free Wheeli... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Art Pepper Albums of All Time
By Art Pepper and Ted Brown (2006); Tracks: Once We Were Young [Omit Pepper], All the Things You Are & Avalon