Publisher description for Straight life : the story of Art Pepper / by Art and Laurie Pepper ; introduction by Gary Giddins ; discography by Todd Selbert.

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Art Pepper (1925–1982) was called the greatest alto saxophonist of the post-Charlie Parker generation. But his autobiography, Straight Life, is much more than a jazz book—it is one of the most explosive, yet one of the most lyrical, of all autobiographies. This edition is updated with an extensive afterword by Laurie Pepper covering Art Pepper’s last years, and a complete and up-to-date discography by Todd Selbert.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Pepper, Art, -- 1925-1982.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Saxophonists -- United States -- Biography.