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Keeping Art Pepper's Music Alive.

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. Terry talks with Pepper on the occasion of the updated version of her husband's autobiography, Straight Life, (which he wrote with the help of Laurie, published by Da Capo Press). There are also two new box sets of Pepper's music: "The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions," and "The Complete Galaxy Recordings."


Other segments from the episode on February 5, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 5, 1996: Interview with Ronald Brownstein; Interview with Laurie Pepper; Review of the film "The Juror."


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