24 ago. 2011

Art Pepper: Notes from a Jazz Survivor

Here is a 1982 documentary by Don McGlynn. Art Pepper, who had been an addict and spent years in jail, is accompanied by his wife Laurie. Unlike many jazz biopics, this one is focused and doesn't slight the music itself. You won't come away liking Art Pepper as a human being, but this is still better than most documentaries.