An excellent multi-instrumentist born under Roland Kirk influence, Mr George Rufus Adams is mostly known for his contributions to Mingus formations, and for a quartet he co-led with Don Pullen (another Mingus alumni).
George Rufus Adams (April 29, 1940 – November 14, 1992) was an American jazz musician who played tenor saxophone, flute and bass clarinet. He is best known for his work with Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Roy Haynes and in the quartet he co-led with pianist Don Pullen, featuring bassist Cameron Brown and drummer Dannie Richmond. He was also known for his idiosyncratic singing.
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