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by Jason Gubbels Kicking the Canon Music

Art Pepper Quintet | Smack Up

Alternate title: The Junkie Blues. Altoist Art Pepper only had a few sessions left before a lengthy stint for heroin in San Quentin loomed, and while all the gory details of that are available in his peerless autobiography Straight Life (jointly written with wife Laurie), what matters is…

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