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Laurie Pepper, Wife of Late Saxophonist Art Pepper

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Laurie Pepper, Wife of Late Saxophonist Art Pepper

Laurie Pepper, Wife of Late Saxophonist Art Pepper

Laurie Pepper, Wife of Late Saxophonist Art Pepper

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Laurie Pepper is the wife of the late alto saxophonist Art Pepper, who died in 1982 and was considered to be the greatest alto saxophonist of the post-Charlie Parker generation. Laurie Pepper has just produced a box-set compilation of Art Pepper's music, called Art Pepper: The Hollywood All-Star Sessions. Terry talked with Pepper on the occasion of the updated version of her husband's autobiography, Straight Life which he wrote with the help of Laurie.