Straight Life: The Story of Art Pepper by Art and Laurie Pepper

"I can't take much pressure but I do have to survive, and I do still want to play. I do still need to be accepted as an artist. But I want to be more than a "jazz player" playing. I want to make the people forget the categories and make them feel what's really happening. I want to make them feel joy or sadness. I want to make them open up and listen. That's what I've always wanted. I'll do the best I can."