Rhythmic Fiend

I am hooked on Art Pepper’s hypnotic rendition of “Tin Tin Deo,” thanks to the addictive rhythm section of Miles Davis’s sidemen: Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums). Pepper’s sweet and sensual alto soars like a bird with wounded soul over the magnetizing Latin groove. Just like what my man Rakim said every time I rock this tune, “I get a craving like I fiend for nicotine, but I don’t need a cigarette, know what I mean?”

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