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Art Pepper

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by Art Pepper


1 September 1925, Gardena, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 15 June 1982, Panorama City, California, USA. Pepper started out on clarinet at the age of nine, switching to alto saxophone four years later. After appearing in school groups, he first played professionally with Gus Arnheim’s band. During his mid-teens he developed his jazz style sitting in with otherwise all-black bands along Los Angeles’ Central Avenue. After leaving Arnheim he worked with Dexter Gordon in Lee Young’s... Read more


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