Sunday, January 2, 2011

Pepper Adams/5

Pepper Adams ranked among modern jazz's finest baritone saxophonists. His mastery of the middle and lower registers and technical acumen enabled him to play the cumbersome baritone with a speed, facility, and style usually restricted to smaller horns. This '57 quintet date featured him in a more relaxed context with West Coast jazz types like trumpeter Stu Williamson and pianist Carl Perkins. Bassist Leroy Vinnegar added his famous "walking" lines and drummer Mel Lewis provided a steady, smooth rhythmic pace, while Adams contributed two originals and did three standards in his usual impeccable fashion.
Ron Wynn
Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/pepper-adams-quintet-r165244

Pepper Adams
Pepper Adams/5

Tracks

1 Unforgettable (Adams, Gordon) 6:22
2 Baubles, Bangles and Beads (Forrest, Wright) 8:29
3 Freddie Froo (Adams) 6:02
4 My One and Only Love (Mellin, Wood) 3:52
5 Muezzin (Adams) 5:52

Personnel
Pepper Adams - bs
Stu Williamson - tp
Carl Perkins - p
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Mel Lewis - dr

Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California ; July 10, 1957

9 comments:

jzz3skys said...

Thanks, Mel. Nice sound quality! This replaces my mp3 copy of these five tunes, however, the "Hollywood Quintet Sessions" includes some additional tunes with Pepper leading a different band, recorded in 1963.

Anonymous said...

Merci beaucoup !
Christophe

Otis Foster said...

Thanks Mel.

Baron said...

Thanks for the PAdams ... Baron

Axel.T. said...

Great Pepper Adams.
Thanks,Axel

Philo said...

Pepper Adams/5

This is a gem! The music swings. And the sound quality is excellent.

Unusual to hear stereo in a recording made in 1957. That was a fine surprise.

Thanks.

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duck said...

Getting these rs ones down now, thanks you, just a little thinking and there was the key to it. As a musician it's all about timing.

FrankDell said...

Thank you, as always.