(2005) Pepper Adams Quintet

Pepper Adams Quintet

... read morePepper 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...

30′:37″ 5 Songs

1
Unforgettable
Pepper Adams Quintet
6:22
2
Baubles, Bangles And Beads
Pepper Adams Quintet
8:29
3
Freddie Froo
Pepper Adams Quintet
6:02
4
My One And Only Love
Pepper Adams Quintet
3:52
5
Muezzin'
Pepper Adams Quintet
5:52
Released 01 January 2005, ℗ VSOP Records

Review

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