|

Click here to expand and collapse the player

Pepper Adams Quintet

Rate It! Avg: 4.0 (15 ratings)
Retail
Member
Pepper Adams Quintet album cover
01
Unforgettable
6:22
$0.49
$0.99
02
Baubles, Bangles and Beads
8:29
$0.49
$0.99
03
Freddie Froo
6:02
$0.49
$0.99
04
My One and Only Love
3:52
$0.49
$0.99
05
Muezzin'
5:52
$0.49
$0.99
Album Information

Total Tracks: 5   Total Length: 30:37

Find a problem with a track? Let us know.

Write a Review 1 Member Review

Please register before you review a release. Register

user avatar

Mildly spiced Pepper

Protobopper

Though Pepper Adams was known primarily for his more agressive sound on baritone, especially when compared to Mulligan or Sweden's Lars Gullin, this album finds him in a more mellow mood. Champagne in stead of Scotch and water.Trumpeter Stu Williams is a worthy foil for Adams in this set-up and the rhythm section works like a charm with wonderful pianist Carl Perkins especially brilliant. I bought the LP a long time ago, prodded by by Baritone icon Ronnie Ross, who liked it greatly and it has been one of my all-time favorites ever since. That's five stars for me!

They Say All Music Guide

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