Pepper Adams – Conjuration

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Conjuration: Fat Tuesday’s Session is a live album by baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams featuring trumpeter Kenny Wheeler which was recorded in August 1983 and originally released on the Uptown label in 1984 as Live at Fat Tuesdays then released on CD with additional tracks on Reservoir Records in 1990.

“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.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
All compositions by Pepper Adams, except where indicated.
“Conjuration” – 7:47
“Alone Together” (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) – 8:17
“Diabolique II” – 7:58
“Claudette’s Way” – 7:35 Bonus track on CD release
“Dylan’s Delight” – 6:46 Bonus track on CD release
“Dr. Deep” – 7:33
“Old Ballad” – (Kenny Wheeler) 7:10
“Quittin’ Time” (Thad Jones) – 6:52 Bonus track on CD release
“Dobbin” – 5:45
“Tis” (Jones) – 2:34

Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
Kenny Wheeler – trumpet, flugelhorn
Hank Jones – piano
Clint Houston – bass
Louis Hayes – drums


Released: 1984
Recorded: August 19–20, 1983
Venue Fat Tuesday’s, NYC
Length: 68:17 CD with bonus tracks
Label: Uptown UP 27.16
Reservoir RSR CD 113
Producer: Mark Feldman