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Art Pepper

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: September 1, 1925 | Died: June 15, 1982    

Art Pepper

Alto Saxophonist Art Pepper, a native of Gardena California, played in the overtly emotional manner that came to define the West Coast style. His solo approach was always passionate, from early recordings made with Stan Kenton's orchestra during his years with the band (1943 and 1946-52) and in jam sessions on LA’s Central Avenue.

Records and club work with Shorty Rogers and his Giants beginning in 1951 provided more room for his solo skills, and by 1952 he began cutting more intimate and open quartet and quintet sessions under his own name. By this time he had already developed a dependence on alcohol, pills, and heroin that led to an erratic lifestyle and (in 1952) the first of several arrests and incarcerations....
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  • Unreleased Art Vol. VIII

    Victor
    2013
  • Art Pepper: Unreleased Art - Vol. VIII (2013)

    Widow's Taste
    2013
  • Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Vol. VIII - Live At The Winery, September 6,...

    Widow's Taste
    2013
  • Neon Art Volume 2

    Victor
    2012
  • Meets The Rhythm Section

    Victor
    2012
  • Art Pepper: Blues for the Fisherman


    2011
  • Blues For The Fisherman

    Widow's Taste
    2011
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