by Art Pepper

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A rare recording of Art Pepper during the transitional "Coltrane" phase that led him to create the richest music of his career (1974-1982) and inspired critic Gary Giddins to label that music "a touchstone for the very aesthetics of jazz music." This short video is a glimpse at a longer video artwork based the stories in Straight Life: the Story of Art Pepper by Art and Laurie Pepper. That short movie is a work in progress. It includes a number of jazz performances from all the stages of Art's career and Art Pepper's voice (as recorded by Laurie Pepper when she interviewed him for Straight Life) provides the narration. The enacted sequences feature James Intveld and Lisa Joffrey as Art and his wife Diane. Laurie is played by Tracy Middendorf.


The musicians, Art, Frank Strazzeri, Hersh Hamel, Bill Goodwin. A little talk about the chart before they begin! FREE, BUT OF COURSE TIPS ALWAYS WELCOME!


released March 16, 2015



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