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Donald Byrd - Pepper Adams Quintet - Complete Live At Jorgie's 1961 (2012)

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Donald Byrd - Pepper Adams Quintet - Complete Live At Jorgie's 1961 (2012)

Donald Byrd - Pepper Adams Quintet - Complete Live At Jorgie's 1961 (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 300 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solar Records (4569914)

This release contains all existing live performances by the Donald Byrd- Pepper Adams Quintet taped at Jorgie’s on June 24, 1961, and appearing on CD here for the first time ever. The quintet on that engagement featured Herbie Hancock on piano (both leaders had recently recorded the Blue Note album Chant with the pianist, and would make the LP Royal Flush with him a few months later). The fifth title at Jorgie’s is an extended trio version of “Like Someone in Love” on which both horns sit out. No other version of this tune by Hancock is known to exist!

VA - Village Vanguard Live Sessions, Vol. 1-3 (1997) 3CD Set

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VA - Village Vanguard Live Sessions, Vol. 1-3 (1997) 3CD Set

VA - Village Vanguard Live Sessions, Vol. 1-3 (1997) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.12 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 470 Mb | Scans ~ 39 Mb
Label: Delta/LaserLight | # 55 605 | Time: 03:20:05
Bop, Cool, Hard Bop, Post Bop, West Coast Jazz

Back in the late 1960s, Solid State put out four LPs in their series Jazz for a Sunday Afternoon. The five titles with Dizzy Gillespie have been more recently reissued on a two-CD Blue Note set titled Live at the Village Vanguard. Laserlight improves upon the packaging by including two additional titles (from Vol. 3) on their first two CDs; unfortunately, the two lengthy songs ("Satin Doll" and "Straight No Chaser") from a Harry "Sweets" Edison date that comprised Vol. 4 remain out of print. The first disc of this three-CD set has a very interesting, if sometimes erratic date matching Gillespie with violinist Ray Nance (sometimes replaced by trombonist Garnett Brown), baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Chick Corea, bassist Richard Davis, and either Mel Lewis or Elvin Jones on drums. Nance's violin playing is adventurous and eccentric, and there are some loose moments, but Dizzy holds the music together and Pepper Adams is in top form.

Pepper Adams - Critics' Choice (1958) [Reissue 2005]

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Pepper Adams - Critics' Choice (1958) [Reissue 2005]

Pepper Adams - Critics' Choice (1958) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 290 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 111 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI/Mighty Quinn (MQP1103)

Pepper Adams was one of the greatest jazz baritone saxophonists of all time. During a time when Gerry Mulligan's cool-toned baritone was very influential, Adams rose to prominence with a harder and bigger sound, much more hard bop than cool. This relatively obscure release, originally an LP for the World Pacific label, finds the baritonist in Los Angeles matching his hard-driving style with several players identified with West Coast cool jazz. Trumpeter Lee Katzman, who is on every selection but "Blackout Blues" and "Four Funky People," has a tone closer to Chet Baker than to Donald Byrd, but fits in well with Adams. The rhythm section is mostly laid-back and quiet but swinging…

Pepper Adams - Four Classic Albums (1956-1958) [Reissue 2015]

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Pepper Adams - Four Classic Albums (1956-1958) [Reissue 2015]

Pepper Adams - Four Classic Albums (1956-1958) [Reissue 2015]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 746 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 343 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC 1164)

Avid Jazz presents four classic Pepper Adams albums, including original liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. “Jazzmen Detroit”; “Critics’ Choice”; “Pepper Adams Quintet” and “10 to 4 At The 5 Spot”.
It’s official… Detroit Swings! And here’s “Jazzmen Detroit” to prove it! Kenny Burrell on guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Paul Chambers on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. All but Clarke are Detroit men and all have come together from their respective day jobs, like Pepper Adams from the Stan Kenton band, Tommy Flanagan from Miles, Kenny Clarke from Hampton Hawes…

Pepper Adams - Pepper Adams Quintet (1957) [Reissue 1987]

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Pepper Adams - Pepper Adams Quintet (1957) [Reissue 1987]

Pepper Adams - Pepper Adams Quintet (1957) [Reissue 1987]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 189 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 80 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: V.S.O.P. Records (V.S.O J. #5 CD)

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.

Pepper Adams - Conjuration: Fat Tuesday's Session (1984) [Reissue 1990]

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Pepper Adams - Conjuration: Fat Tuesday's Session (1984) [Reissue 1990]

Pepper Adams - Conjuration: Fat Tuesday's Session (1984) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 437 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Reservoir Music (RSR CD 113)

The great baritonist Pepper Adams is teamed up with the adventurous trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and veteran pianist Hank Jones for this live quintet date. Wheeler, although often associated with the avant-garde, has never had any difficulty playing changes and his strong style clearly inspired Adams. Together they perform three of the baritonist's originals, Thad Jones "Tis," Wheeler's "Old Ballad," and the standard "Alone Together."

Pepper Adams & Jimmy Knepper - Pepper-Knepper Quintet (1958) [Reissue 2011]

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Pepper Adams & Jimmy Knepper - Pepper-Knepper Quintet (1958) [Reissue 2011]

Pepper Adams & Jimmy Knepper - Pepper-Knepper Quintet (1958) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers - 54 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: American Jazz Classics (99011)

Although Leonard Feather, in the original liner notes that are reproduced for this reissue, says that it is an oversimplification to call the music on this 1958 session "hard bop," the performances are actually pretty definitive of the idiom. Baritonist Pepper Adams, freshly arrived in New York from Detroit, co-leads a quintet with the up-and-coming trombonist Jimmy Knepper that also includes such young notables as pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Elvin Jones. They perform an obscure Jon Hendricks song, a lyrical version of "All Too Soon," the straight-ahead bebop blues "Beaubien," a couple obscure originals, Duke Ellington's "I Didn't Know About You" (which has Kelly switching to a spooky-sounding organ) and Knepper's "Primrose Path"…

Pepper Adams - Pepper [Recorded 1975-1986] (1996)

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Pepper Adams - Pepper [Recorded 1975-1986] (1996)

Pepper Adams - Pepper [Recorded 1975-1986] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 286 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja (ENJ-9079 2)

This CD reissue has the four songs recorded by baritone great Pepper Adams for an obscure 1975 Enja quartet LP with pianist Walter Norris, bassist George Mraz and drummer Makaya Ntshoko plus one number apiece from Adams' two Justin Time albums with Denny Christianson's big band in 1986. Although Pepper was seriously ill by the mid-'80s, he plays quite well on his features with the orchestra ("Osage Autumn" and "My Funny Valentine"). However, it is for his numbers with Norris (two originals, "A Child Is Born" and a powerful version of "Well You Needn't") that this fine hard bop-oriented CD is most highly recommended.