Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Cool Sound of Pepper Adams

The Cool Sound of Pepper Adams is the kind of record one buys for its remarkable cover art (depicting a flame-haired beauty cupping a seashell to her ear) only to discover the music contained therein is just as spellbinding. A wonderfully soulful session featuring striking contributions from pianist Hank Jones and drummer Elvin Jones, its four lengthy cuts pulsate with energy and invention. Despite complementing Adams' baritone leads with Bernard McKinney's euphonium, the music never sounds bloated. Instead, it's supple and slinky, with a dexterity that's utterly winning. Still, there's no mistaking the physicality of Adams' tone. Songs like "Bloos, Blooze, Blues" and "Like…What Is This ?" are as rich and smooth as crushed velvet.
Jason Ankeny

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-cool-sound-of-pepper-adams-mw0000097915

The Cool Sound
Pepper Adams


1 Bloos, Blooze, Blues (David)  10:17
2 Settin' Red (Adams)  7:27
3 Like, What Is This ? (McKinney)  7:39
4 Skippy (Adams)  7:47

Pepper Adams - bs
Bernard McKinney - euph
Hank Jones - p
George Duvivier - b
Elvin Jones - dr

Recorded in New York City ; November 19, 1957

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Melanchthon said...


danair said...

Thanks Mel nice to see this one appear.

poppachubby said...

I have never heard this one Mel... hugely excited!! Love Pepper Adams!

fcapeau said...

Perfect session, with Jones Bros. and Duvivier at their best, and our "Monument" Pepper !! Many thanks, Mel.

onxidlib said...

Thank you! Was looking today for the CD and haven't found it for a reasonable price.
But I found it here - great!

jazzcat1228 said...

Looking forward to hearing this one, Mel. Thank you!