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    Art Pepper

    American jazz saxophonist. Starting on clarinet & switching to alto-sax at 13, Pepper was playing professionally with Benny Carter by the age of 17.After being drafted for service in 1943, Pepper was a leading alto-saxophonist in the 1950's, most often associated with the West Coast Jazz scene.A 1982 Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame inductee.[born]: September 1, 1925 - Gardena, California, ...more


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