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ART: Why I Stuck With a Junkie Jazzman by Laurie Pepper

Art Pepper’s Straight Life is one of the seminal jazz autobiographies, essential for its portrait of the postwar West Coast scene and its pitiless portrayal of the addict’s lifestyle. The book was a collaboration between Art and his wife, Laurie, who shaped and structured hours of taped conversations while preserving Art’s singular perspective. Indeed, from … Read MoreART: Why I Stuck With a Junkie Jazzman by Laurie Pepper”

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