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This week's live set features a recording turning 40 years old! Hear saxophonist Art Pepper & his quartet, recorded live at the Vanguard

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On this episode, a vinyl recording from 1977, featuring saxophonist Art Pepper. Captured at the iconic Village Vanguard, Pepper joins Elvin Jones on drums, George Cables on piano and George Mraz on bass. The LP is called More for Les - dedicated to Contemporary Records boss Lester Koenig, who put this quartet together.

Presented by Henry Rasmussen
Image: Contemporary Records
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Mar 23, 2017. 9:00pm - 9:40pm

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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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On Mar 26, 2017. 3:17am
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Thank you.

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