Pepper Adams ‎– Pepper Adams 5

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Pepper Adams Quintet (reissued as Pepper Adams 5), is the debut album by baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams recorded in 1957 and originally released on the Mode label.

The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn states “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 physically 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”.

Track listing:
“Unforgettable” (Irving Gordon) – 6:22
“Baubles, Bangles and Beads” (George Forrest, Robert Wright) – 8:29
“Freddie Froo” (Pepper Adams) – 6:02
“My One and Only Love” (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) – 3:52
“Muezzin” (Adams) – 5:52

Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
Stu Williamson – trumpet, except track 4
Carl Perkins – piano
Leroy Vinnegar – bass
Mel Lewis – drums


Released: 1957
Recorded: July 10, 1957
Studio: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Length: 30:35
Label: Mode
MOD-LP 112

Reissues: 1959

Label: Interlude  ‎– ST 1002