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
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Pepper Adams
Pepper Adams/5


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

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

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


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 !

Otis Foster said...

Thanks Mel.

Baron said...

Thanks for the PAdams ... Baron

Axel.T. said...

Great Pepper Adams.

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.


Melanchthon said...

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.