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Profile: Art Pepper | August 12, 2022

Art Pepper

One of the most highly regarded alto sax players, Art Pepper, is showcased on our show. Plus I will play 3 different versions of "My Favorite Things" - Learn a bit of history about the song.

"My Favorite Things" was written by Rogers & Hammerstein for the Broadway play, "Sound of Music", but John Coltrane also made it a jazz standard, covered by many.

Also, Art Pepper's life was quite complicated; his parents were alcoholics and he became a heroin addict in the 1940s. His prolific jazz career was interrupted by four prison terms for drug-related crimes. But he rehabilitated and continued his career until he died in 1982. Check out this mug shot:

Art Pepper - Mug Shot

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Rich Rector is the host of Rich Tones Curated Jazz. A one hour journey into the wonderful world of jazz music.