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The Art of Art

Art Pepper
Page added Mar 7, 2014 Updated Mar 12, 2014

Saxophonist Art Pepper made some fine recordings in the latter 1950s and one of those classics was his collaboration with arranger Marty Paitch.

Also on the show, some Duke Ellington from his private tapes and a session welcoming back trumpeter Cootie Williams after 22 years away.  Organist Dr.Lonnie Smith revisits some of his own compositions from his earlier days on a cracking live recording just released.

Plus more live Coleman Hawkins, steel drum jazz from the Caribbean and recent Australian releases from saxophonist Aaron Michael, the duo of Burchall and Woolhouse and guitarist Ben Panucci.

See the complete playlist here.

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Mar 8, 2014. 5:05pm - 7:00pm
Mar 11, 2014. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Mar 11, 2014. 9:00pm - 11:00pm

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Artist Biography


Arthur Edward Pepper, Jr. (September 1, 1925 - June 15, 1982) was an American alto saxophonist and clarinetist. Early life: Art Pepper was born in Gardena, California, on September 1, 1925. His mother was a 14-year-old runaway; his father, a merchant seaman. Both were violent alcoholics, and when Art was still quite young he was sent to live with his paternal grandmother. He expressed early...

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