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At the age of 17 he began playing professionally with Benny Carter and then became part of the Stan Kenton orchestra, touring with that band until he was drafted in 1943. After the war he returned to Los Angeles and joined the Kenton Innovations Orchestra. By the 1950s Pepper was recognized as one of the leading alto saxophonists in jazz, finishing second only to Charlie Parker as Best Alto Saxophonist in the Down Beat magazine Readers Poll of 1952. Along with Chet Baker , Gerry Mulligan and Shelly Manne , and perhaps due more to geography than playing style, Pepper is often associated with the musical movement known as West Coast jazz , as contrasted with the East Coast (or "hot") jazz of Charlie Parker , Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis . Some of Pepper's most famous albums from the 1950s are Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section , Art Pepper + Eleven - Modern Jazz Classics , Gettin' Together , and Smack Up . Representative music from this time appears on The Aladdin Recordings (three volumes), The Early Show , The Late Show , The Complete Surf Ride , and The Way It Was! , which features a session recorded with Warne Marsh .

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