Doug Ramsey has a nice bit on Jim Pepper today in Rifftides.
Rifftides: Doug Ramsey on jazz and other matters
Jim Pepper is often strong medicine. Strong medicine can make you well.
My first exposure to Pepper came from a cruise ship band roomate I had in the mid-90’s named Barry Bergstrom. Dr. Bergstromi loved him some Pepper, and it rubbed off. If you haven’t explored the music of Jim Pepper, you’re missing out on intense and spirit filled music.