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July 14, 2011


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Marc -- thanks for this great post on my favorite bari player. He wasn't called "the Knife" for nothing. I love the records with fellow Detroiter Donald Byrd as well.

Win Hinkle

Pepper's last recordings with bassist George Mraz are required listening for all bass players, some absolutely beautiful interplay between two magnificent bass voices. Thanks for doing this feature on Pepper.

Gary Carner

Can you confirm Radio Recorders as the Hollywood studio that Mode used for Pepper's first date as a leader?
Gary Carner

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