Art Pepper was American alto saxophonist and clarinetist, who started jamming at nightclubs since he was 13, and then professionally at 17. He was jazz musician, but his personal life left much to be desired. Yet eve as he went through drug addiction and jail stints, his records never dropped in quality.
Laurie Pepper, his third wife, gives us an insight into life with a man so madly-gifted in his music, yet so deeply troubled. Why would anyone stay in such a tumultuous relationship? But mind you, Laurie is no saint who saved Art, neither is she merely the woman behind him. Like Art, she is wonderfully talented and every inch his match.