I am currently reading Straight Life, the autobiography of jazz musician Art Pepper. It is a searing and eloquent portrayal of the life of both an addict and one of the great musicians of his time.
I am a big fan of the “west coast” style of jazz. There are a number of Art Pepper records that I just love: Meets the Rythym Section is the album that the song above is from; Smack up is also great; as well as Art Pepper + Eleven.
He was a multi instrumentalist that started on the clarinet but was most noted for the saxaphone.
Have a great Sunday!