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Art Pepper Dies

Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 26 June 1982

ART PEPPER, one of the true greats of modern jazz saxophone, died from a cerebral haemorrhage last week, three months short of his 57th birthday. Though he played and recorded prolifically in his last years, his health had long since been ruined by addiction (he remained on methadone to the end). But it’s hard to accept he’s gone.

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