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Art Pepper: Notes from a Jazz Survivor

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Has anyone seen this movie ? I saw it yesterday. Its on Netflix.
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Amazingly beautiful and horrible all at once. A perfect tribute to the man. I try to watch it at least once a year.
Back when A & E network first started, they used to show Jazz videos on certain nights. One was Jimmy Witherspoon in a club in LA. Who should pop in but Art Pepper. Art was *shattered*. Clearly coked out of his mind, but playing his bunions off. He chases the rhythm section all over the place and as they wind down the tune and 'Spoon is introducing the band, Art's still off groovin' hard in solo land. It's awful to see from a human standpoint, but beautiful from a purely musical standpoint. I wish I could find that.
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