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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jazz great Art Pepper as seen by photographer William Claxton


Legendary photographer William Claxton, who died earlier this month, captured images of many of the great figures of American jazz, including saxophonist Art Pepper, a one time Echo Park resident. Claxton took this well known image of Pepper climbing a steep street near his home. The street is often identified as Fargo Street. But it looks more like Baxter Street looking east from Alvarado.

Photo by Willliam Claxton via Taschen website

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