Personalities | Art Pepper | Fifties | Jazz & Blues
(Alto and tenor saxophones, 1925–82)
Art Pepper was a soloist with Stan Kenton (1947–52) and took part in trumpeter Shorty Rogers’s first so-called West Coast jazz recordings in 1951. He made a series of classic records for the California-based Contemporary label (1957–60), but was imprisoned at various times for heroin-related offences, culminating in three years’ voluntary rehabilitation in Synanon from 1969. He played with the Don Ellis Orchestra in 1975 and enjoyed a triumphant finale to his career as a leader from 1977.
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