Jimmy Witherspoon and Art Pepper
A rare meeting between blues singer Witherspoon and altoist Pepper
The careers of blues/jazz singer Jimmy Witherspoon and alto-saxophonist Art Pepper rarely overlapped despite being active during the same time period.
For a televised show about the blues in jazz, Witherspoon and Pepper met up in 1981 at the famous Lighthouse Café, performing the “40 Blues” while joined by organist Roy Alexander, guitarist Terry Evans, and drummer Maurice Simon Jr.
The two giants found common ground on the blues during this one-time collaboration.