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SOLD! <br>ART PEPPER!<br>Huge 10x3" Signature on Press Kit<br>for Art Pepper Documentary,<br>"Notes From a Jazz Survivor"<br>Signed in the year of his death

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My personal favorite alto saxophonist, Art Pepper's personal story was as dramatic as his music. After the successful release of his harrowing autobiography, "Straight Life", the short documentary, "Notes from a Jazz Survivor", was produced.

Here is a complete press kit for the original 1982 release of the film, including:
Five informational pages about the film
Four pages of press clippings
One 8x10 glossy of Pepper performing
One two-sided flyer advertising Pepper's releases on Contemporary Records

But here's the special part...

Although the press kit comes in a plain white textured folder, it was signed on the front in red felt tip by Art Pepper himself - and measuring in at approximately 10x3", it is probably the LARGEST example of his signature you will ever see. Mr. Pepper signed this in 1982, the year of his death.

Pepper's difficlut life, unfortunately, had him in and out of prison for a good portion of his life (totalling over 8 years incarcerated) - so his signature is uncommon.

For images of some of the highlights of this press kit, please click the below links:
Click here to view and read an article included with the press kit.
Click here to view 8x10 promo photo included with press kit.
Click here to view and read the cover informational sheet that comes with the press kit.

A short bio of Art Pepper by Scott Yanow of the All Music Guide appears below with Scott's kind permission:

Despite a remarkably colorful and difficult life, Art Pepper was quite consistent in the recording studios; virtually every recording he made is well worth getting. In the 1950s he was one of the few altoists (along with Lee Konitz and Paul Desmond) that was able to develop his own sound despite the dominant influence of Charlie Parker. During his last years Pepper seemed to put all of his life's experiences into his music and he played with startling emotional intensity.

After a brief stint with Gus Arnheim, Pepper played with mostly Black groups on Central Avenue in Los Angeles. He spent a little time in the Benny Carter and Stan Kenton orchestras before serving time in the military (1944-46). Some of Pepper's happiest days were during his years with Stan Kenton (1947-52) although he became a heroin addict in that period. The 1950s found the altoist recording frequently both as a leader and a sideman resulting in at least two classics (Plays Modern Jazz Classics and Meets the Rhythm Section) but he also spent two periods in jail due to drug offenses during 1953-56. Pepper was in top form during his Contemporary recordings of 1957-60 but the first half of his career ended abruptly with long prison sentences that dominated the 1960s. His occasional gigs between jail terms found him adopting a harder tone influenced by John Coltrane that disturbed some of his longtime followers. He recorded with Buddy Rich in 1968 before getting seriously ill and rehabilitating at Synanon (1969-71). Art Pepper began his serious comeback in 1975 and the unthinkable happened. Under the guidance and inspiration of his wife Laurie, Pepper not only recovered his former form but topped himself with intense solos that were quite unique; he also enjoyed occasionally playing clarinet. His recordings for Contemporary and Galaxy rank with the greatest work of his career. Pepper's autobiography Straight Life (written with his wife) is a brutally honest book that details his sometimes-horrifying life. When Art Pepper died at the age of 56, he had attained his goal of becoming the world's great altoist. -- Scott Yanow

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