Pepper Adams (baritone saxophonist)
Mr Adams was certainly one of the greatest and most influential baritone saxophonists.
Featuring in Mingus formations, he also led his own hard-bop dates, including a number of sessions with Donald Byrd.
Park Frederick "Pepper" Adams III (October 8, 1930 – September 10, 1986) was an American jazz baritone saxophonist and composer. He composed 43 pieces, was the leader on eighteen albums spanning 28 years, and participated in 600 sessions as a sideman. He worked with an array of musicians, and had especially fruitful collaborations with trumpeter Donald Byrd and as a member of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band.