Pepper Adams (baritone saxophonist)

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"I'm all in favor of getting grants for musicians. Or any other good brand of Scotch." (Pepper Adams)

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.

Annotation last modified on 2006-08-30 09:10 UTC.



1956Jazzmen: DetroitKenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke14
1957Pepper Adams QuintetPepper Adams9
1957Pretty for the PeopleA.K. Salim, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Dorham, Pepper Adams, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Max Roach1
1958Modern Jazz Survey 2 / Baritones & French HornsPepper Adams, Cecil Payne, Julius Watkins, Dave Amram1
1958Critics' ChoicePepper Adams7
1958The Cool Sound of Pepper AdamsPepper Adams10
1958The Soul of JazzBill Harris, Joe Wilder, Bobby Jaspar, Pepper Adams, Eddie Costa, George Duvivier, Art Taylor, Billy Ver Planck1
1959The Pepper - Knepper QuintetPepper Adams & Jimmy Knepper3
1960Motor City SceneDonald Byrd & Pepper Adams15
1962A Sure ThingBlue Mitchell & Orchestra With Pepper Adams, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly6
1964Plays the Compositions of Charlie MingusPepper Adams10
1969Encounter!Pepper Adams10
1978Baritone MadnessThe Nick Brignola Sextet featuring Pepper Adams2
1978ReflectoryPepper Adams1
1978The Front LineBill Perkins with Pepper Adams2
1979Be-Bop?Pepper Adams & Barry Altschul1
1979ConfluenceBill Perkins with Pepper Adams3
1980The MasterPepper Adams4
1981Urban DreamsPepper Adams7
1985OpalessenceHod O'Brien Quintet Featuring Tom Harrell and Pepper Adams2
1985ExhilarationPeter Leitch, Pepper Adams, John Hicks, Ray Drummond, Billy Hart2
1985GenerationsPepper Adams, Frank Foster1
1987More PepperDenny Christianson Big Band featuring Pepper Adams1
1987Suite MingusDenny Christianson Big Band featuring Pepper Adams2
1988The Adams EffectPepper Adams2
1991Out of This WorldHerbie Hancock with Donald Byrd / Pepper Adams Quintet3
1997No More WallsDavid Amram With Pepper Adams, Jerry Dodgion, Candido, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, George Mrgdichian, Ali Hafid1
2008Hollywood Quintet SessionsPepper Adams1
2012I Carry Your HeartAlexis Cole sings Pepper Adams1

Album + Compilation

1990The Best Of Teo MaceroTeo Macero Featuring Art Farmer, Bill Evans + Lee Konitz, Ed Shaughnessy, Mal Waldron + Al Cohn, Charles Mingus, Eddie Bert + Phil Woods, Frank Rehak, Clark Terry + Eddie Costa, Pepper Adams1
2000The Complete Blue Note Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Studio SessionsDonald Byrd & Pepper Adams1
2008The Complete Regent SessionsPepper Adams Featuring Sonny Redd, Wynton Kelly, Hank Jones, Elvin Jones1
2014Seven Classic AlbumsPepper Adams1
2017The Complete Albums Collection 1957-1961 (Eight Original LPs on Four Discs)Pepper Adams1

Album + Live

1960At the Half Note Cafe, Volume 2Donald Byrd with Pepper Adams, Duke Pearson, Laymon Jackson & Lex Humphries3
1961At the Half Note Cafe, Volume 1Donald Byrd with Pepper Adams, Duke Pearson, Laymon Jackson, Lex Humphries6
1968Jazz for a Sunday Afternoon (Volume I)Pepper Adams, Chick Corea, Richard Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis & Ray Nance1
1975Twelfth & PingreePepper Adams4
1976JulianPepper Adams8
1984Live at Fat Tuesday'sPepper Adams2
1990Kenton '56 In ConcertStan Kenton featuring Pepper Adams, Mel Lewis, Lennie Niehaus, Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins1
1995LivePepper Adams3
1996PepperPepper Adams1
1997Village Vanguard Live SessionsChick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis, Ray Nance, Pepper Adams, Richard Davis1
2009Live in EuropePepper Adams & Georges Arvanitas Trio1
2012Complete Live at Jorgie's 1961The Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams Quintet feat. Herbie Hancock1
2022Live At Room At The TopPepper Adams With The Tommy Banks Trio1


1961Ping Pong Beer / November Afternoon'Philly' Joe Jones - Pepper Adams - Donald Byrd - Bill Evans - Paul Chambers - Eddie Shaughnessy - Booker Little - Mal Waldron1
Mr. Lucky Theme / It's a Beautiful EveningPepper Adams, Donald Byrd Quintet1

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