Avotcja hosts a Jim Pepper tribute on The Hear & Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, November 28

Portrait by Gert Chesi

In what has become an annual alternative Thanksgiving holiday tradition, guest host Avotcja fills in for Derk Richardson and programs a deep homage to Jim Pepper (June 18, 1941 – February 10, 1992), the late Native American saxophonist and composer of the classic “Witchi Tai-To.”