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November 11, 2013 After recovering from a hellish descent into drug addiction, crime, and incarceration, the legendary alto saxophonist Art Pepper resurrected himself as a player. He accomplished several fine recordings, a number of live performances
2013-10-01 Live at the Winery , the eighth consecutive release in a series of critically acclaimed, previously unheard Art Pepper recordings on the Widow's Taste label, will be released on November 5. Laurie Pepper began her company in 2006 in order,
Art Pepper Published: 2013-09-01 All About Jazz is celebrating Art Pepper's birthday today! Alto Saxophonist Art Pepper, a native of Gardena California, played in the overtly emotional manner that came to define the West Coast style.
2012-12-17 Alto saxophonist Art Pepper may well have been the earliest exponent of what would become known as West Coast jazz. At the end of 1951 and top of '52, Gerry Mulligan hadn't yet arrived in Los Angeles, Shorty Rogers was still emulating
November 5, 2012 Historical recreations of music are nothing new...In the 1980s and '90s, classical music went through its "period instrument-performance practice" phase, where the entire Baroque, Classical and early Romantic repertoires were
Art Pepper Published: 2012-09-01 All About Jazz is celebrating Art Pepper's birthday today! Alto Saxophonist Art Pepper, a native of Gardena California, played in the overtly emotional manner that came to define the West Coast style.
Melrose Books 2012 Grippingly written and meticulously researched, Matthew Ruddick's 828-page opus is the definitive biography of trumpeter and singer Chet Baker . More than that, it is a vivid account of the junkie subculture that ran through mid-to-
Scott Fitzgerald who wrote, "In American life, there are no second acts," which means he clearly was not an Art Pepper fan. Pepper was one of the great alto saxophonist stars of the bop era, famed not only as a Stan Kenton sideman, but also for his
Sunday May 20, 2012 Saxy grooves from Chika Asamoto A bebop exponent got her interested in the instrument, but Japanese saxophonist Chika Asamoto has carved a path all her own...In the case of Japanese jazz musician Chika Asamoto, she found her voice
Ben Tucker Published: 2011-12-13 All About Jazz is celebrating Ben Tucker's birthday today!...Following a stint in the Air Force, Ben settled in California, playing with Art Pepper and Shorty Rogers, among others, and was an integral participant in