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Pepper Art: San Francisco Samba

In the last stage of his career Art Pepper’s playing was more openly emotional than ever.

Sometimes he played violently, screaming and shrieking. This has been attributed to the chaotic circumstances of his life from 1977-82, but also reflects the influence men like John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy had on him.

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