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The Art of Pepper

Art Pepper
Page added Aug 17, 2012 Updated Aug 27, 2012

Art Pepper was one of the most distinctive alto saxophonists. Hear him from a fine 1956 recording at his peak... on Jazztrack.

Also on the show, Rex Stewart features with Django Reinhardt from 1939 and then from the end of the war with Earl Bostic.

More war era Duke Ellington and the latest release of his transcription recordings for the USA Treasury bonds radio programs.  Clare Fischer and one of his last recordings in arrangements for a big band.

Plus recent releases from octogenarian vibraphonist Peter Appleyard, Pat Metheny and Mike Nock with Laurenz Pike.

See the complete playlist here.

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Aug 18, 2012. 5:05pm - 7:00pm
Aug 21, 2012. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Aug 21, 2012. 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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