This is a list with released records and videos by and with the late saxophonist Jim Pepper. It is ordered chronologically where the year refers, in general, to the recording date. All items are in LP format unless stated otherwise. CD (re-)issues are preceeded by an '*'. In those cases where the catalog numbers of LP and CD issue are essentially the same it is not repeated after the *.
Note that compilations of otherwise available material and repackages are, in general, not included in this list.
Other web sites related to Jim Pepper:
http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/pepper.html https://jimpepperlives.wordpress.com/pepper-discography Paul Motian Blog where unreleased rehearsal tapes with Jim Pepper can be found
I would like to thank Brian Covert, Christian Mika, and Franz Niebler for their help and encouragement with this discography.
A Austria F France I Italy US USA D Germany E UK Please direct any additions, corrections, etc. to: Johann Haidenbauer last updated: October 14, 2019(back to the other discographies)
The Free Spirits: Out of sight and sound. ABC 593; 1967 (reissued with one bonus track) * Sunbeam Records 5018 (E) The Free Spirits: Tattoo Man/Girl of the Mountain. 1967 (7" single). ABC Records 45-10872 The Free Spirits: I Feel a Song/Storm. (7" single). 1967 ABC Records 45-10915 The Free Spirits: Cosmic Daddy Dancer/Blue Water Mother. 1967 (7" single). ABC Records 45-10976 The Free Spirits: Live At The Scene February 22nd 1967. 1967 * Sunbeam Records SBRCD 5084 (released in 2011) Jim Pepper/Bob Moses: Devotion 1967. * Ra-Kalam 006 (US) 1967 (authorized CDR release by Downtown Music Gallery; released in 2013) Sandy Hurvitz: Sandy's album is here at least. Verve V6-5064; 1967 * Edsel 2782 399-2 Bob Moses: Love Animal. * Amulet Records AMT011 1967-68 (released in 2003) Keith Jarrett: Foundations. (2-CD). * Rhino R2-71593 1968 (the track with Jim Pepper is included in the Bob Moses album "Love Animal") Larry Coryell: Basics. Vanguard VSD 79375; * Universe UV 020 1968 Larry Coryell: Coryell. Vanguard VSD 6547; * King Records 1969 KICJ 8024, King Records KICP 777 (J) The Fugs: The Belle of Avenue A. Reprise RS 6359 1969 Chris Hills: Everything is everything. Vanguard VSD 6512; 1969 * Vivid Sound VSCD 708 (NKDD 376) (J) Everything is everything: Witchi Tai To/Oooh baby. 1969 (7" single). Vanguard VRS-35082 Peter Walker: Second poem to Karmela. Vanguard VSD 79282 1969 * Light In The Attic LITA 113 Jim Pepper: Pepper's Pow Wow. Embryo SD 731; Atlantic 2400 149 1971 * Wounded Bird WOU 731 Jim Pepper: Witchi Tai To/Rock stomp indian style. (7" single) 1971 Atlantic 2091 203 Pygmy Unit: Signals from Earth. (no label) LPS-3460 (US) 1974 (Private pressing reportedly limited to 1000 copies) The Whole Earth Rainbow Band: What's A Werb?. Wranebeau 99005 1975 (Private pressing) Cam Newton: Welcome Aliens - Party music for the first authentic landing. Inner City IC 1079 1979 Spring Rain: Oilman / Ladies. (7" single). Spring Rain SR 101 1979 (private pressing) Spring Rain: Oceans, Rivers and Falling Leaves. (unreleased) 1979 Archie James Cavanaugh: Black and white raven. BWR-LP-001; 1980 * Vivid Sound VSCD 077 (J) Slowtrain: He's A Fool / A Love Like Mine. (7" single). 1980 Slowtrain Records STR45-001 (private pressing) Bob Moses: When elephants dream of music. Gramavision GR 8203; 1982 * Gramavision 8121 79491-2 Gordon Lee Quartet: Land whales of New York. Gleeful (US); 1982 * TUTU 888 136-2 Charlie Haden-Carla Bley: Ballad of the fallen. ECM 1248; * 1982 Jim Pepper: Comin' and goin'. Europa JP 2014; * Antilles/ 1983 Island ANCD8706 Jim Pepper: Witchi tai to/Malineya. (7" single). Europa JP S1 1983 Jim Pepper: Witchi tai to/Ya na ho. (7" single). Antilles 1983 Paul Motian: The story of Maryam. Soul Note SN 1074; * 1983 Paul Motian: Jack of clubs. Soul Note SN 1124; * 1984 Alaska Hit Singles. AHS-001 (This LP is shared with 1984 other artists. It features the Jim Pepper song "Polar bear stomp".) Jim Pepper and Eagle Wings: Hunga Chee-Ah-Da. * TUTU 888 224 1985 (released in 2008) Paul Motian: Misterioso. Soul Note SN 1174; * 1986 Nana Simopoulos: Wings and air. ENJA 5031; * 1986 Mal Waldron: Mal, dance and soul. * TUTU 888 102 1987 Marty Cook: Nightwork. ENJA 5033; * 1987 Jim Pepper: Dakota song. ENJA 5043; * 1987 Mal Waldron: Art of the duo. * TUTU 888 106 1988 Marty Cook: Red, white, black & blue. ENJA 5067; * TUTU 1988 888 174 Jim Pepper: The path. ENJA 5087; * 1988 Internationales Jazzfestival Muenster. * TUTU 888 110-2. 1988 (This CD is shared with other artists) Jim Pepper: Bear tracks. Extraplatte EX-316151 (A) 1988 (unreleased) The Persuasions: Toubo's Song. Hammer N' Nails HNCD 1993 1988 Ray & The Wolf Gang: The blues can't turn you loose. 1988/89 * Gray Cats Music Productions (D) Tony Hymas: Oyate. (2-CD). * Nato 669-003/973813 (F) 1988/90 Jim Pepper/Christian Spendel: West End Avenue. * Nabel 1989 CD 4633 Jim Pepper/Claudine Francois Trio: Camargue. * Pan Music 1989 PMC 1106 Jim Pepper: Flying Eagle. Live at New Morning, Paris. 1989 * TUTU 888 194-2 Mal Waldron Quartet: Quadrologue at Utopia, Vol. 1. * TUTU 1989 888 118-2 Mal Waldron Quartet: The Git-Go at Utopia, Vol. 2. * TUTU 1989 888 148-2 Mal Waldron: Devils and hymns. * High Tide TIDE 9163-2 (I) 1989 (issued with the Italian magazine MUSICA JAZZ no. 10/97) Jim Pepper: Remembrance. * TUTU 888 152 1990 David Friesen: Remembering the moment. * Soul Note SN 1278-2 1990 World Music Orchestra: East West Suite. * Granit Records 1990 GR 90010 (A) Jim Pepper Trio: Polar bear stomp. * Universal 986 551-6 (A) 1991 Jim Pepper: Afro Indian Blues. * PAO Records 10330 (A) 1991 (released in 2006) Tom Grant: The view from here. * Verve Forecast 517 657-2 1993 Jim Pepper: Pepper's Pow Wow. (documentary video). Upstream 1996 Productions Witchi-Tai-To. The Music of Jim Pepper. (2-CD) * TUTU 888 204 2002
"49" (musical, written by Hanay Geiogamah) directed by Ernest Abuba; La Mama, NYC, February 1982