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In case you've not heard of him, Art Pepper was an American jazz saxophone player, born in 1925, died in 1982. His earliest known recording is 1943, his final recording in 1982. Most of his career was spent solo with a quartet, though his early days he was typically part of a big band, including Benny Carter's and Stan Kenton's.
Art spent most of the 1960's through the first half of the 1970's in jail on multiple drug raps. Yet he produced a huge catalog of recordings throughout his lifetime. His autobiography Straight Life (558 pages) is available on Da Capo Press -- I found it to be an interesting read just as a jazz Bio. regardless of it being about a musician whose music I dearly love.
|Art Pepper, circa 1959 -- from the Art Pepper Companion|